Friday, October 08, 2021

Airbus A320-200N, N922NK: Incident occurred October 02, 2021 at Atlantic City International Airport (KACY), Atlantic County, New Jersey

This is preliminary information, subject to change, and may contain errors. Any errors in this report will be corrected when the final report has been completed. 

The National Transportation Safety Board traveled to the scene of this accident. 

Additional Participating Entities:
Federal Aviation Administration Office of Accident Investigation & Prevention 
Federal Aviation Administration / Flight Standards District Office; Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

Spirit Airlines


Location: Atlantic City, NJ
Incident Number: ENG22LA002
Date & Time: October 2, 2021, 17:14 Local 
Registration: N922NK
Aircraft: Airbus A320-271N
Injuries: 4 Minor, 108 None
Flight Conducted Under: Part 121: Air carrier - Scheduled

On October 2, 2021, about 17:14 eastern standard time, an Airbus A320-271N neo, registration number N922NK, operated by Spirit Airlines as flight number 4922, and powered by two International Aero Engines PW 1127G-JM turbofan geared engines experience a right (No. 2) engine bird strike and subsequent engine fire during takeoff roll from the Atlantic City International Airport (ACY), Atlantic City, New Jersey. The flight crew reported receiving an No. 2 engine fire warning, discharged both fire bottles, aborted the takeoff at a groundspeed of about 90 knots and stopped the airplane on the runway. The airplane’s slides were deployed and the passengers egressed via the slides onto the runway. The airport’s Aircraft Rescue and Firefighting (ARFF) met the airplane. Of the 102 passengers, 6 crew member, and one dead-heading crew member onboard the flight, four minor injuries were reported during the airplane evacuation. The incident flight was a 14 Code of Federal Regulations (CFR) Part 121 passenger flight from ACY to Fort Lauderdale-Hollywood International Airport (FLL), Fort Lauderdale, Florida.

Aircraft and Owner/Operator Information

Aircraft Make: Airbus
Registration: N922NK
Model/Series: A320-271N 
Aircraft Category: Airplane
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Operating Certificate(s) Held: Flag carrier (121)
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Meteorological Information and Flight Plan

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Type of Flight Plan Filed: IFR
Departure Point: Atlantic City International Airport, NJ (ACY)
Destination: Ft. Lauderdale Hollywood International Airport , FL (FLL)

Wreckage and Impact Information

Crew Injuries: 1 Minor, 6 None
Aircraft Damage: Minor
Passenger Injuries: 3 Minor, 102 None 
Aircraft Fire: On-ground
Ground Injuries: 
Aircraft Explosion: None
Total Injuries: 4 Minor, 108 None 
Latitude, Longitude: 39.358791,-74.458599 



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