Spirit Airlines makes emergency landing

| 26/11/2009

(CNS): UPDATE – Owen Roberts Airport was placed on full emergency standby Wednesday evening as a Spirit Airlines Airbus carrying approximately 140 passengers made an unscheduled landing. CNS understands that the pilots made the emergency landing on Grand Cayman after smoke was seen in the cockpit. The Cayman Islands Airports Authority (CIAA) confirms that at 6:18 pm on 25 November a commercial airline with approximately 133 passengers onboard made an emergency landing at Owen Roberts International Airport (ORIA) on Grand Cayman. (Photo courtesy News27)

All airport emergency services were put on standby and the aircraft landed without incident. The aircraft, operated by Spirit Airlines, was en route to Ft. Lauderdale from Managua, Nicaragua, when permission to land in Grand Cayman was requested. The aircraft departed Grand Cayman at 10:34 pm.

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  1. Anonymous says:

    Appalling that only one comment so far spoke to the real issue, all the rest somehow found a way to make it an "us-versus-them" issue (not counting Balanced View).

    It is really sad that nothing can be reported or commented these days without a Caymanian/Expat component. God knows we need to stop this before it gets really nasty.

    Both sides are guilty!

    And by the way, Spirit flew scheduled service between Ft. Lauderdale and Grand Cayman for almost two years until 2008, until they chose to close the route.


    • Anonymous says:

      I like their $9 fares, but they nickel and dime you with booking fees, seat fees, luggage fees, drink fees etc.

      Still, when you are able to procure a $9 fare, it is well worth it!

  2. Anonymous says:

    I wish spirit flew to cayman.

    they bring prices down

  3. Anonymous says:

    Sorry to dissapoint that person, but if a plane is flying from managua to Ft Lauderdale, on a schedule flight, I really dont expect it to be filled to the brim with Caymanians….Sorry dude!

    • Anonymous says:

      Can’t beileve you even botherd to reply to the silly, and obviously sarcastic comment,  (expat’s on plane).

      Dont rise to the bait,some people who post here like to stir the S+++T and just want to get peoples back’s up, they just like to see and make conflict like lots of other people in this World. 

  4. Balanced View says:

    I honestly believe that such postings should be censored altogether.  This is the sort of "ex-pat" bashing that allows the rest of the world to compare Caymanians to cave people.  It’s unfortunate how one rotten apple/inexcusable comment can paint a seriously disparaging stereotypical picture for the rest of us (yes I am a born and bred Caymanian and very nationalistic).

    I know that it may be a bit arduous for CNS to screen ALL the comments but comments such as this one only destroy the creditability of the site and paint a very negative not to mention irreparable damage to our island and its people. This is not the image we need to be portraying if we are to successfully attract inward investment to these islands which by the way will create employment opportunities for all Caymanians – even this short sighted intellectual Cayman bred amoeba.


    Balanced view

    CNS: We’re actually in the process of developing an "abuse button" so people can alert me to comments that they think are abusive that I have missed. That one would certainly qualify.

  5. Anonymous says:

    Idiot.. why would you pass such a stupid comment like that? Please.."grow up"!

  6. Anonymous says:

    such a stupid comment please grow up.

  7. Anonymous says:

    How irresponsible can one be with such comments. Thats humans in that airplane. We should be singing the praise of all involved that the aircraft landed without incident. Its persons like yourself that make the human race appear to be moronic. You should be ashamed of yourself. Just another dumb-ass wanna be I suppose.

  8. John Evans says:

    This isn’t the first Airbus incident involving smoke in the cockpit.

    Be interesting to find out what caused the problem.