Spirit Airlines Flight Makes Emergency Landing Over ‘Hydraulic Problems’

August 23, 2018 Updated: August 23, 2018

A Spirit Airlines passenger plane that departed New Jersey made an emergency landing in Florida after it experienced hydraulic problems.

Airport officials said the plane landed at the Jacksonville International Airport on Aug. 22, News4Jax reported. The plane, which had 225 people on board, landed at 8 a.m. local time without incident.

The plane was heading from Newark airport to Fort Lauderdale when the mechanical issues occurred, forcing the emergency landing. The plane will now need repairs, according to officials.

No other details about the landing were made available, according to The Associated Press.

On Aug. 22, another Spirit Airlines plane was delayed after passengers noticed fuel leaking from the plane at the Los Angeles International Airport. The passengers were pulled from the plane.

“When I saw the gas dripping it scared me and I could smell it and I thought the plane was going to catch fire,” said Trinity Wellington, according to WXPI.

It comes weeks after a Spirit Airlines plane was forced to make an emergency landing over an unknown “dirty socks” odor. Some passengers suffered burning throats and chest pains, according to CNBC.

“Reports are we have several occupants on a plane exposed to an unknown substance,” Myrtle Beach Fire Rescue was heard saying at the time, the report said.

Between 7 and 10 passengers were hospitalized, said officials at the time.

“After specific monitoring and hazmat crews entering into the fuselage no substances were found,” Myrtle Beach Fire Department Lt. Christian Sliker was quoted as saying to CNBC. “The plane is all clear.”

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