Spirit Airlines flight NK-779 had to divert and make an emergency landing in Myrtle Beach, South Carolina, on July 26th.
The Airbus A321-200 plane heading from LaGuardia Airport, New York, to Fort Lauderdale–Hollywood International Airport, Florida, was diverted after several passengers and crew members started feeling ill due to a strange odor on board.
The plane landed safely. Ten people were taken to hospital.
The FAA is investigating a Spirit Airlines fight that diverted to Myrtle Beach to make an emergency landing, and stranded some two hundred passengers at the airport. By Sunday morning, passengers had managed to get a flight to their destination, Atlantic City NJ.
Spirit Airlines Flight 348, an Airbus A320, was en route from Tampa to Atlantic City when it had to make the emergency diversion.
The image below is an A320 interior posted on the Spirit Airlines website which they say is “for editorial use. They are not for commercial use. Photo credit must be given to Spirit Airlines.” However, their site has no mention that I can find of the emergency landing or accommodations for the passengers.
In a completely separate incident, Spirit Airlines may be facing a battle in court. A claustrophobic student, Nadia Majed, filed a discrimination complaint with the Michigan Department of Civil Rights after she was kicked off the plane after requesting an available window seat.
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