Was There A Spirit Emer. Landing At MCO On Dec 22?

Wed Dec 27, 2000 8:48 am

I heard someone say that there was an engine failure for Spirit Airlines in MCO(Orlando) on December 22, 2000. Does anyone know if this is true?
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It Is True - But No Details

Wed Dec 27, 2000 9:58 am

I saw the story on WFTV News that evening. It was a Spirit MD-80 that had an engine failure. They had footage of the landing and everything wnet smoothly. They did not say where the plane was headed or coming from.
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RE: It Is True - But No Details

Wed Dec 27, 2000 1:20 pm

Also watching it on TV. They didn't say much, stupid media...  

Odd thing is, about a week before, I was out spotting at MCO, and one of their MD-80's started it's take off roll....full thrust...then it got quiet. It rolled down the runway for a bit, then pulled over to the taxiway. It finally left 10 mins later without a hitch. And I heard just a day or 2 after the MCO landing with one engine, that another one had engine troubles and ended up in FLL. Did anybody hear about that?

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