The Spirit Airlines flight departing from Atlantic City Airport on Saturday was canceled after authorities said a large bird struck one of the aircraft engineers and set it on fire as it tried to take off.
Flight 3044 from Atlantic City, New Jersey to Fort Lauderdale, Florida was forced to stop after speeding on a road after a large bird crashed into one of the engine’s engine “and ignited a fire, according to Fox 29 Philadelphia.
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The plane then stopped full and was taken away by the authorities.
The flight attendants were returned to the station and given a full refund along with a travel vote and a choice to board another flight to Florida.
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“We are currently investigating the plane crash that took place at @ACYAirport. The airport was reopened. “
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“The captain broke safely and brought the plane to a halt, received a signal of an engine injury, and ordered them to leave in accordance with our instructions,” Spirit said in a statement to The Press of Atlantic City, adding that the plane had never landed. “We commend our staff for resolving this matter quickly and safely.”