Spirit Airlines flight 521 from New Jersey to Fort Lauderdale makes emergency landing in Florida

Posted at 11:05 AM, Aug 22, 2018
and last updated 2018-08-22 11:05:45-04

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. (AP) — Authorities say a Spirit Airlines flight from New Jersey to South Florida made an emergency landing at Jacksonville International Airport due to a hydraulic issue.

Jacksonville airport spokesman Michael Steward tells First Coast News that no one was injured when Spirit Airlines Flight 521 landed on Wednesday morning. The plane was carrying 225 people from Newark, New Jersey, to Fort Lauderdale, Florida.

Stewart says passengers will be placed on another flight to Fort Lauderdale and that operations are running normally at the Jacksonville airport.

No additional details were available.