Cockpit smoke causes emergency landing of Allegiant Airlines

Published on : Tuesday, December 25, 2018

A flight of Allegiant Airlines that was headed to Arizona from eastern Iowa was grounded on Wednesday following reports of smoke on board compelled the aircraft to opt for an emergency landing.


A spokeswoman with The Eastern Iowa Airport in Cedar Rapids named Pam Hinman asserted that a regularly scheduled Allegiant flight from Cedar Rapids to the Phoenix-Mesa Gateway Airport left and returned after smoke was foind inside the airplane’s cockpit.


Kryata Levy, a spokeswoman for Allegiant mentioned that there were 157 passengers on the plane and the smoke was a consequence of a certain mechanical issue and the crew had declared an emergency landing out of ‘abundance of caution’.


She said regional fire and rescue crews arrived and say that there was nothing unusual.


Hinman said the flight did not last long before being grounded and that there were no reported injuries. At about 1:30 p.m., she said officials were ready to deplane the passengers on board.


Levy said another plane has been sent to Cedar Rapids to get passengers to Phoenix.

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