SANFORD, Fla. — An Allegiant Airlines flight from Sanford was forced to return to the airport just after takeoff Thursday due to a potential mechanical issue, the airline said.
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Allegiant flight 2254 to Traverse City, Michigan took off from Orlando Sanford International Airport shortly after noon Thursday but was diverted back to the airport out of an abundance of caution.
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SCFD responded to the Orlando Sanford International Airport this afternoon for a distressed aircraft landing. We are happy to report that the aircraft landed safely and there were no injuries. Units from OSIA, Lake Mary and Sanford Fire Departments also responded. pic.twitter.com/VBx5aNw6zr— Seminole County Fire Department (SCFD) PIO Media (@scfdpio) November 4, 2021
Emergency crews from the Seminole County, Lake Mary, and Sanford fire departments responded to the airport for a “distressed aircraft” landing.
The Airbus A319 jet landed safely just over 30 minutes after the initial takeoff, according to online flight data.
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According to Allegiant, arrangements were made for the passengers to continue on to Traverse City on another plane.
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