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SPIRIT AIRLINES-PLANE PROBLEM
Investigators examine Spirit Airlines plane's engine that was damaged by in-flight failure
Reported by: Associated Press
Reported: Thursday, October 17, 2013 2:19 PM EDT
Investigators are examining the engine of a Spirit Airlines plane damaged during an in-flight failure on Tuesday to determine the seriousness of the incident.
But Weiss said it is possible the engine experienced a less serious failure in which pieces are released through the back of the engine where they are unlikely to jeopardize the safety of the plane.
According to Spirit, Flight 165 was en route to Atlanta when there was smoke in the cabin and the pilot shut down one engine. The plane then returned to Dallas.