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Spirit flight forced to evacuate after hitting a large bird


A Spirit Airline flight got off to a bumpy start heading to South Florida.

The flight had to be evacuated Saturday in New Jersey.

According to the airline, the plane hit a big bird during takeoff from Atlantic City International Airport.

The pilot was forced to stop the plane and ordered passengers to evacuate because of potential engine issues.

The flight was heading to Fort Lauderdale-Hollywood International Airport.

Spirit said all passengers will receive a full refund and voucher for a future flight.

No injuries were reported.