Author Topic: Spirit A320 near Fort Lauderdale on Jun 20th 2021, vibrations on flight controls  (Read 561 times)

Offline KB4TEZ

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A Spirit Airlines Airbus A320-200, registration N646NK performing flight NK-237 from Fort Lauderdale,FL (USA) to Medellin (Colombia), was enroute at FL350 about 160nm south of Fort Lauderdale when the crew decided to return to Fort Lauderdale requesting an early descent (which required the controller to coordinate with Havana Center, Cuba). On approach to Fort Lauderdale the crew indicated they were an emergency with vibrations on the flight control systems, they did not want to penetrate any bad weather and wanted to deviate around weather. The crew indicated they were landing overweight and therefore requested emergency services on stand by, they expected to be able to vacate the runway after checks by emergency services. The aircraft landed safely on Fort Lauderdale's runway 10L about 50 minutes after leaving FL350.

The occurrence aircraft returned to service about 43 hours after landing back.

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