Plane Evacuated By Emergency Slide After Scary Engine Fire At Atlantic City, NJ Airport
It was a shocking sight as a plane set to depart Atlantic City, New Jersey had to abort departure as one of the engines began to spark and a fire began. We've got a video of Spirit Airlines Flight 3044, which seats over 100 passengers, which had to be evacuated by emergency slide. Here's what happened.
According to Fox News, the plane was set to depart, began accelerating, and one of the engines started to flame. Multiple sources are speculating that a large bird flew into the engine causing the fire. Governor Murphy took to Twitter to share, "We’re closely monitoring an aircraft incident that happened tonight at @ACYAirport. All passengers and crew were successfully evacuated off the plane, and no serious injuries reported. The airport has reopened."
The Lakewood Scoop has a video of the emergency evacuation posted to Twitter here. This isn't the first time we've written about Spirit Airlines and flights leaving or arriving from the Atlantic City airport. In April, we wrote about the Livid Toms River, New Jersey Family Thrown Off Flight. In August, we shared More flights were cancelled Thursday: Spirit Airlines says system reboot will fix it.