NBC: Spirit Airlines says New Jersey jet fire caused by ‘large bird’ flying into engine

From NBC:

“Passengers were taken off a Spirit Airlines plane in New Jersey on Saturday evening after a jet fire forced the pilots to abort takeoff.

A flight that was meant to take off from Atlantic City International Airport to Fort Lauderdale, Florida, was accelerating when “what is believed to be a large bird” flew through the engine and caused the fire, Spirit Airlines said in a statement.”

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