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Spirit Plane Catches Fire After Bird Strike, No Injuries

New York City’s ABC News affiliate reports: A Spirit Airlines flight from Atlantic City to Fort Lauderdale hit a “large bird” while accelerating for takeoff, causing damage to the engine and forcing passengers and crew to evacuate, according to the airline. The pilot hit the brakes and brought the plane to a stop. Video filmed from inside the airport showed …

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Spirit Airlines CEO: Cancellations Will Continue [VIDEO]

USA Today reports: Spirit Airlines CEO Ted Christie publicly addressed this week’s operational meltdown for the first time today, blaming the more than 1,700 flight cancellations on a variety of factors that left it short on pilots and flight attendants as August began. Bad weather at the end of July, a time when flight crews start to run out of …

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Spirit Airlines Bedlam Stretches Into Fifth Day [VIDEO]

USA Today reports: Spirit Airlines apologized to passengers Wednesday after days of staggering flight cancellations and said cancellations should ease in the days to come as it reboots its operation. Help didn’t arrive on Thursday. The Florida-based carrier, which has blamed its operational meltdown on a series of issues, including weather, technology outages and staffing shortages, has already canceled 402 …

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Chaos At Florida Airports After Spirit Cancellations

The South Florida Sun Sentinel reports: Hundreds of travelers in Broward County and beyond were stranded after Spirit Airlines cancelled over 250 flights nationwide. The Air Line Pilots Association said Monday morning, in an email to the South Florida Sun Sentinel, that reports of a strike are false. And Spirit spokesman Erik Hofmeyer echoed that, blaming cancellations on weather and …

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