Passengers told to prepare for possible water landing during flight from Jamaica to Florida

FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. — Spirit Airlines is evaluating one of its planes that experienced a suspected mechanical issue just after taking off.


One of the passengers shared video with Channel 9 showing the scary moments from inside the aircraft.

The flight had just departed from Montego Bay, Jamaica and was headed to Fort Lauderdale.

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Passengers were told to prepare for a possible water landing as the plane turned around due to a suspected mechanical issue.

The plane was able to land safely back at Montego Bay.

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Passengers got off anxious but unscathed.

A representative from Spirit Airlines shared the following statement with Channel 9:

“Spirit Airlines flight 270 (MBJ-FLL) returned to Montego Bay (MBJ) on May 26 out of an abundance of caution following a suspected mechanical issue. The plane landed safely at MBJ and taxied to the terminal where Guests deplaned under normal procedures. Safety is our top priority, and the aircraft will be thoroughly evaluated by our maintenance team. We apologize to our Guests for any inconvenience, and we arranged a new aircraft to complete the flight to Fort Lauderdale (FLL).”

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