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Nothing about the setting even hinted of disaster. The morning sky was warm and hazy over Dallas-Fort Worth International, an airport that many pilots consider the safest in the U.S. But as Delta Air Lines Flight 1141 lifted off last Wednesday for an 8:31 flight to Salt Lake City, the 108 passengers and crew members sensed trouble immediately. The plane was only about 30 ft. above the runway when three backfiring noises erupted, followed by a burst of flames from the left engine and a sudden stall. Horrified passengers on a commuter plane sitting on a nearby runway saw the sinking...

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