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Spirit Airlines emergency landing flight

Passengers Try To Contact Loved Ones During Emergency Landing

With his plane shaking violently and smoke filling the cabin, passenger Cliff McKenzie dialed his wife 26 times before connecting to her voicemail. Listening to it Wednesday, he remembered the moment aboard Spirit flight 165 clearly.

CBS 11–10/16/2013

Spirit Airlines Inc. planes sit on the tarmac of an airport. (credit: Joe Raedle/Getty Images)

Official: Engine Failure Forced Spirit Plane Emergency Landing At DFW

An engine on an Spirit Airlines jet where passengers said they heard an explosion and saw flames sustained an especially serious type of failure, a National Transportation Safety Board official said Wednesday.

CBS 11–10/16/2013