Broward News

Fort Lauderdale Flight Did NOT Crash in Puerto Rico... Or Anywhere for That Matter

This article on a breaking news website claimed that Spirit Airlines Flight 837 originating in Fort Lauderdale crashed near San Juan, Puerto Rico, and that it was the source of an explosion that firefighters are still putting out.

I just got off the phone with Greg Meyer, a spokesman for Fort Lauderdale-Hollywood International Airport, and he told me, "I have no knowledge of any Spirit Airlines incident." My call was the first he had heard of it.

"I would have been notified if there had been a missing flight," said Meyer.

There actually was an explosion near San Juan, but a more credible news organization says it came from an oil storage facility.

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Thomas Francis