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National Transportation Safety Board
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NTSB Investigating Engine Failure Aboard Spirit Airlines Flight 165

October 17

The National Transportation Safety Board is investigating Tuesday's engine failure on a Spirit Airlines Airbus A319, which was flying from Dallas to Atlanta when the event occurred.

The NTSB has an investigator on the scene at Dallas-Fort Worth International Airport inspecting and documenting the engine, an International Aero Engines (IAE) V2500, which has now been removed from the airplane.

As a result of the initial inspection, it was determined that the engine failure was contained, meaning it did not penetrate the engine casing.

The engine will be shipped to a separate facility for a detailed examination and disassembly. IAE, the Federal Aviation Administration, and Spirit Airlines are parties to the investigation.

The NTSB has also secured the flight data recorder and cockpit voice recorder from Spirit Flight 165. The recorders are being brought back to Washington, DC for readout and analysis.

Office of Public Affairs
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Eric M. Weiss
eric.weiss@ntsb.gov

 

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The National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB) is an independent federal agency charged with determining the probable cause
of transportation accidents, promoting transportation safety, and assisting victims of transportation accidents and their families.