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TODAY   |  October 16, 2013

Spirit Airlines plane catches fire after takeoff

The plane cabin filled with smoke and its engine shut down shortly after taking off from Dallas Fort-Worth International Airport. Officials say the fire was due to mechanical issues.

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>>> airlines flight returned to dallas after take off tuesday with smoke in the cabin and one engine shutdown. the flight was heading to atlanta. a spokesperson said the captain received an indication of a possible mechanical issue and returned to dallas as a precaution.