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Spirit Airlines A320 caught fire in Atlanta after its landing gear overheated

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After its landing gear overheated, a Spirit Airlines Airbus A320 passenger aircraft caught fire as it touched down in Atlanta, United States.

The event happened on July 10, 2022, when the Spirt Airlines Airbus A320-200 passenger aircraft, registration N693NK, arrived in Atlanta after departing from Florida on domestic regular route NK383.

The plane left Tampa International Airport (TPA) at 8.05 a.m. (UTC) and arrived at Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport (ATL) on schedule at 9:18 a.m., according to flight history data gathered by Flightradar24.com (UTC).

However, the brakes overheated and caught fire upon landing.

Atlanta Fire Rescue firefighters arrived at the scene quickly. The A320 jet was towed to the gate where passengers could safely leave after the fire was put out.

The absence of injuries was also confirmed by airport officials. There were no cancellations or delays as a result of the incident.

The 3.6-year-old aircraft was momentarily taken out of service in order to receive a thorough inspection and repair.

Photo cover via Twitter: @trianglegrrl

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