• ‘Everybody fasten their seat belts': In-flight scare for plane arriving at Orlando Intl. Airport

    By: Kevin Williams , Sarahbeth Ackerman

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    ORANGE COUNTY, Fla. - Emergency crews responded Thursday morning to a Frontier Airlines flight arriving at Orlando International Airport.

    Frontier Airlines flight 1676 was on an overnight flight from Las Vegas to Orlando with 172 people on board.

    According to a passenger, the flight crews made an announcement just before landing, startling many passengers that were sleeping on the redeye flight.

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    "They just said that there's a strong smell in the back of the plane," said passenger Hadlei Price. "They said, 'We can smell something back there that we need to everybody fasten their seatbelts, we're gonna have a rough landing.'"

    Channel 9's Sarahbeth Ackerman reported from the scene that multiple ambulances and fire engines responded to the flight when it landed around 5 a.m.

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    "'It could be dangerous so everybody should get off the plane: get your stuff and go,'" Price said the flight crew told them. "And then the firefighters went in straight after us."

    An airport spokesperson tells Channel 9 that no passengers or crew needed to be transported for any medical issues.

    Frontier Airlines has not responded to requests for information.

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