Spirit Airlines plane fires at Atlanta airport, no casualties reported

A Spirit Airlines plane landing at Hartsfield-Jackson International Airport in Atlanta from Tampa, Florida, caught fire on the runway on Sunday morning after one of its landing gear brakes overheated.

Atlanta Fire Rescue brought the fire under control at 9:25 a.m. after the brakes ignited in the landing gear, the airport said in a statement. Statement to ABC News. There were no reported injuries.

“Spirit Flight 383 from Tampa to Atlanta landed safely at Atlanta International Airport and landed when a brake warmed up,” Spirit said in a statement on Sunday.

“The aircraft was escorted to the gate where guests disembarked safely without any injuries. Thanks to Atlanta first responders for meeting the aircraft immediately. The aircraft will be temporarily removed from service for maintenance.”

Photo: Emergency vehicles respond to an aircraft that caught fire on the airport's tarmac in Atlanta, JUKI 10, 2022.

Emergency vehicles respond to an aircraft that caught fire on the airport’s tarmac in Atlanta, Juki 10, 2022.

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Three people were injured and caught on fire when a Red Air plane caught fire while landing at Miami International Airport last month.

The Federal Aviation Administration told ABC News in a statement that the plane’s landing gear also caught fire at the time of landing.

Photo: Smoke rises from a Spirit Airlines plane at the airport in Atlanta on July 10, 2022.

Smoke rises from a Spirit Airlines plane at the airport in Atlanta on July 10, 2022.

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ABC News’ Michelle Stoddart contributed to this report.

Editor’s Note: A previous version of this story incorrectly reported that Spirit Airlines confirmed the plane had caught fire after it said in a statement that a brake had overheated upon landing. The story has been updated.

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