A Spirit Airlines Airbus A320neo was swiftly evacuated today, after a bird strike set fire to one of its engines during take-off from Atlantic City International Airport (ACY/KACY).

The aircraft, registered N922NK, was performing flight NK3044 to Fort Lauderdale-Hollywood International Airport (FLL/KFLL) when the pilots performed a rejected take-off, after a large bird entered the right hand engine.

As a result of the bird ingestion the Pratt & Whitney PW1000G Geared Turbofan caught fire, prompting the crew to command an evacuation using escape slides.

Spirit Airlines proceeded to bus over 100 passengers to the terminal where they received a refund, a flight voucher and were given the option to board another flight.