BUFFALO, N.Y. (AP) — A Florida-bound Spirit Airlines jet with 142 people aboard made a safe emergency landing early Monday at Buffalo Niagara International Airport following a reported mechanical problem.
The pilot shut down the affected engine and landed safely. None of the 136 passengers and six crew members aboard flight 647 was injured, the airline said. There was no damage or fire to the Airbus A320, which was bound from Niagara Falls to Fort Lauderdale.
Federal aviation officials said the problem was a flameout, the failure of an aircraft jet engine in flight due to the flame being extinguished. Mechanics determined that a compressor stall was the likely cause, the airline said.
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