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77 passengers who were on a 2015 flight to Caracas at Fort Lauderdale-Hollywood International Airport that was aborted after a fire erupted on the plane’s left engine are suing Dynamic Airways for unspecified damages. The lawsuit claims a number of passengers were injured during the evacuation process.

The lawsuit, filed last month in Broward Circuit Court, alleges that the aircraft caught fire because of “negligence and willful misconduct,” by the pilot and Dynamic Airways. Some of the passenger’s claims may reportedly reach into the millions because of the seriousness of the injuries they suffered.

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Suspected airport shooter Esteban Santiago reportedly told investigators that he planned the shooting on Friday that led to the death of five and wounded six. Santiago, 26, faces numerous federal charges for the killings and is scheduled to appear in federal court today. If convicted, he could potentially get the death penalty or life imprisonment.

Santiago is accused of using a Walther 9 mm, which was reportedly his only piece of checked luggage on his Delta flight from Anchorage to Fort Lauderdale, to shoot travelers at the baggage claim area in Fort Lauderdale-Hollywood International Airport. He reportedly loaded the gun in the bathroom of the baggage claim area, walked out and started shooting. He fired 10 to 15 rounds before dropping his handgun and surrendering to authorities, sources say.

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