NTSB Investigates Spirit Engine Failure

The National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB) says it is investigating an engine failure on a Spirit Airlines A319, which was flying from Dallas to Atlanta on Tuesday (October 15) 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 aircraft. 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.

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