FAA: Plane engine catches fire from bird strike after aborted takeoff at Atlantic City International Airport

A bird strike caused a Spirit Airlines plane to be evacuated on the runway of the Atlantic City International Airport, the FAA says.

News 12 Staff

Oct 3, 2021, 2:33 AM

Updated 925 days ago

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A bird strike caused a Spirit Airlines plane to be evacuated on the runway of the Atlantic City International Airport, the FAA says.
The agency says the engine caught fire as a result and it happened as the plane was speeding up for takeoff just before 6 p.m. Saturday.
All passengers were taken off the plane. Spirit Airlines says everyone was taken back to the terminal after the plane came to a stop.
The plane was going to Fort Lauderdale.


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