Plane with engine trouble makes emergency landing

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Associated Press

Posted on October 26, 2012 at 3:30 AM

WEST PALM BEACH, Fla. (AP) — Aviation officials say a Spirit Airlines flight with engine trouble was forced to make an emergency landing at Palm Beach International Airport.

Federal Aviation Administration spokeswoman Kathleen Bergen says Flight 946 was headed to Fort Lauderdale from Cartagena, Colombia, when it was diverted Thursday to West Palm Beach. She told The Palm Beach Post (http://bit.ly/P6zstM ) crew members reported the plane had a stuck throttle.

Spirit Airlines spokeswoman Misty Pinson says there were 54 passengers and crew on board at the time. The airline is providing the passengers with transportation to the Fort Lauderdale airport.

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