Spirit Airlines airplane evacuated after fiery hen strike on Atlantic City runway

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Dramatic video captured the second passengers have been instructed to evacuate a Spirit Airlines airplane that had simply aborted its takeoff from Atlantic City International Airport after a big hen struck one in every of its engines.

Fort Lauderdale-bound Flight 3044 was on its takeoff roll shortly earlier than 6 p.m. Saturday when the appropriate engine ingested the hen, the airline mentioned.

“The captain braked safely and brought the plane to a stop, received an indication of damage to the engine, and ordered an evacuation in accordance with our standard procedures,” a Spirit spokesperson informed the Post.

“All Guests and Team Members evacuated the aircraft and were bussed back to the terminal. We commend our crew for handling the situation swiftly and safely,” the rep added within the assertion.

There was no phrase of any accidents sustained by passengers. There was no phrase of any accidents sustained by passengers.

The right engine of a Spirit Airlines flight erupted into flames on October 2, 2021.
The proper engine of a Spirit Airlines flight erupted into flames on October 2, 2021.
The 6 a.m. flight was bound for Fort Lauderdale when the captain made an emergency stop on the tarmac.
The flight was sure for Fort Lauderdale when the captain made an emergency cease on the tarmac.

Video posted on YouTube by Danny Adivo reveals the greater than 100 passengers being waved to the exits and onto inflatable evacuation slides on either side of the airplane.

The Lakewood Scoop posted footage of the passengers making their method off the stricken plane as foam is sprayed on the flaming engine.

The passengers have been set to obtain refunds, journey vouchers, and the choice of touring on one other flight to Fort Lauderdale following the hen strike, the Spirit rep mentioned.