A Spirit Airlines jet with smoke in the cabin has safely returned to Dallas-Fort Worth International Airport shortly after take off on a flight to Atlanta.
On Wednesday Spirit Spokeswoman Misty Pinson said nobody was injured on the flight. She left the airport on Tuesday, but said shortly after takeoff the captain received an indication of a possible mechanical issue. Pinson said there was smoke in the cabin, but no fire. One engine was shutdown.
Passenger Fred Edward's said there was an explosion and flames came up the side of the plane.
"Three or four minutes later this huge explosion, we saw the flames come up the side of the plane which lit up the whole inside of the plane and it looked like the whole inside of the plane was on fire," Edward's said.
Edwards and one of his co-workers, who was sitting next to him, said the smoke was so think they could barely see in the cabin.
Pinson said the jet made a normal landing and the 145 passengers were put on another Spirit Jet flight and continued on their way to Atlanta.