One of the landing gear brakes on a Spirit Airlines plane that arrived from Tampa, Florida, at Atlanta’s Hartsfield-Jackson International Airport on Sunday morning briefly caught fire on the runway.
According to a statement from the airport to ABC News, Atlanta Fire Rescue extinguished the fire after the landing gear brakes caught fire at 9:25 a.m. No reported injuries exist.
Spirit said in a statement on Sunday that “Spirit Flight 383 from Tampa to Atlanta landed safely in Atlanta International Airport and that upon landing one of the brakes overheated.”
“After being towed to the gate, passengers boarded the aircraft without incident. We appreciate the prompt response from the emergency services in Atlanta. The aircraft will be taken out of service for maintenance briefly.”
On July 10, 2022, emergency services respond to a plane that has caught fire on the airport’s tarmac.
Three people were hurt when a Red Air plane caught fire last month as it was landing at Miami International Airport.
According to a statement from the Federal Aviation Administration, the plane’s landing gear also caught fire during the landing.