Spirit Airlines flight makes emergency landing after apparent engine fire

An initial statement provided to ABC News by Spirit Airlines said the flight from Baltimore to Orlando returned safely to Baltimore Thurgood Marshall Airport Friday 30 minutes .

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 Baltimore Thurgood Marshall Airport Friday 30 minutes after taking off due to a "mechanical issue."

"As a result of a suspected mechanical issue after departure, Spirit Airlines flight 2077 returned back to Baltimore


 As the plane landed safely at BWI, guests deplaned according to normal procedures.

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The maintenance department will inspect the plane and remove it from service," the statement stated.

Flight 2077 took off at 8:35 pm and landed at 8:51 pm. 

Spirit Airlines flight 2077 left at 8:35 pm and returned at 8:51 pm.

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