Spirit Airlines passengers are going nowhere fast today...
Hundreds of them remain stranded at Fort Lauderdale Hollywood International Airport--due to mechanical issues with their flights.
Broward Sheriff's Deputies are there trying to calm things down.
Miramar-based Spirit spokeswoman Misty Pinson issued this statement this morning:
“Following the engine failure on one of our aircraft last week, and after reviewing routine maintenance procedures, we are completing a proactive and voluntary check on our aircraft engines overnight as a precautionary measure. These checks take approximately 45 minutes per aircraft. Some flights are experiencing significant delays as we complete the checks. Each aircraft is being returned to service as soon as the check is completed. We apologize for these delays. We are working diligently to get our customers where they need to go as quickly as possible. We expect all checks to be completed this morning. As always, the safety of our customers is our number one priority.”