Spirit Airlines plane spews parts after Detroit takeoff
The FAA is looking into why pieces of a Spirit Airlines flight were found on the ground after takeoff from the Detroit Airport.
DETROIT — The Federal Aviation Administration is looking into why a Spirit Airlines plane was spewing parts after a takeoff on Monday night.
The Spirit flight from D-town to Hot-lanta was forced to return to Detroit Metro Airport after experiencing engine failure, according to the FAA, the Detroit Free Press reported.
The plane was able to land safely without incident, but unfortunately, dumped a bunch of engine pieces into the yards of Detroit residents.
The FAA sent investigators to look into what went wrong and to examine the recovered engine parts. The investigation should be concluded in the coming weeks.
According to one passenger on the flight, the plane was about 5,000 feet in the air when there was a large bang that caused aircraft to shake and shudder.
The passenger said the right engine was on fire, sparking and losing pieces.
And here we thought it was just Spirit trying to save some money by getting rid of plane engines.
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