Incident Airbus A320-271N N922NK, 02 Oct 2021
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Time:21:44 UTC
Type:Silhouette image of generic A20N model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different    
Airbus A320-271N
Owner/operator:Spirit Airlines
Registration: N922NK
MSN: 9341
Fatalities:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 109
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Minor
Location:Atlantic City International Airport, NJ (ACY/KACY) -   United States of America
Phase: Take off
Nature:Passenger - Scheduled
Departure airport:Atlantic City International Airport, NJ (ACY/KACY)
Destination airport:Fort Lauderdale International Airport, FL (FLL/KFLL)
Investigating agency: NTSB
Confidence Rating: Accident investigation report completed and information captured
Spirit Airlines flight NK3044, an Airbus A320neo, experienced a right (No. 2) engine (a PW1127G) bird strike and subsequent engine fire during takeoff roll from the Atlantic City International Airport (ACY), aborted the takeoff from runway 31 at Atlantic City International Airport, NJ.
The flightcrew reported receiving a No. 2 engine fire warning, discharged both fire bottles, aborted the takeoff at a groundspeed of about 100 knots and stopped the airplane on the runway. The airplane’s slides were deployed, and the passengers egressed via the slides onto the runway. Four minor injuries were reported during the airplane evacuation.

It appeared a male immature Blade Eagle was ingested into the right engine striking the fan and causing a single fan blade to fracture near the blade root.

The aircraft was repaired and resumed service on October 22.

Probable cause:
The ingestion of a bird into the right engine during the takeoff roll caused a fan blade to fracture near the blade platform resulting in high fan blade off loads and engine vibrations sufficient to result in an eventual failure of a fuel tube in the right engine that sprayed fuel onto hot engine cases, igniting an undercowl engine fire and triggering a rejected takeoff.

NTSB preliminary report:

Accident investigation:
Investigating agency: NTSB
Status: Investigation completed
Duration: 9 months
Download report: Final report
Other occurrences involving this aircraft

13 Jan 2020 N922NK Spirit Airlines 0 Houston-George Bush Intercontinental Airport, TX (IAH/KIAH) unk



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03-Oct-2021 06:18 harro Added
03-Oct-2021 06:19 harro Updated [Location, Embed code, Narrative]
03-Oct-2021 07:39 harro Updated [Source, Narrative]
03-Oct-2021 14:19 Aerossurance Updated [Source, Embed code, Narrative]
03-Oct-2021 14:21 Aerossurance Updated [Narrative]
04-Oct-2021 05:50 harro Updated [Embed code, Narrative]
22-Nov-2021 17:42 Anon. Updated [Source, Embed code, Damage, Narrative]
30-Dec-2021 07:44 Anon. Updated [Category]
11-Jul-2022 08:54 harro Updated [Embed code, Narrative, Accident report]

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