A Spirit Airways flight leaving Atlantic City Airport on Saturday was aborted after officers say a big fowl struck one of many aircraft’s engines and sparked a fireplace because it tried to take off.
Flight 3044 from Atlantic Metropolis, New Jersey to Fort Lauderdale, Florida was compelled to cease after accelerating on the runway after a big fowl entered one of many planes engines” and sparked a fireplace, according to Fox 29 Philadelphia.
The aircraft finally got here to a full cease and was evacuated by officers.
The aircraft’s passengers had been returned to the terminal and given a full refund in addition to a journey voucher and the choice to board one other flight to Florida.
“We’re intently monitoring an plane incident that occurred tonight at @ACYAirport,” New Jersey Gov. Phil Murphy tweeted Saturday night. “All passengers and crew had been efficiently evacuated off the aircraft, and no critical accidents reported. The airport has reopened.”
“The captain braked safely and introduced the aircraft to a cease, obtained a sign of injury to the engine, and ordered an evacuation in accordance with our normal procedures,” Spirit said in a press release to The Press of Atlantic Metropolis, and added that the aircraft by no means left the bottom. “We commend our crew for dealing with the state of affairs swiftly and safely.”