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Allegiant flight to Indianapolis diverted

Posted at 10:13 AM, Mar 02, 2016

INDIANAPOLIS -- An Allegiant airlines flight from Orlando Sanford International Airport to Indianapolis made an emergency landing Wednesday morning.

Flight 758 took off just after 7:30 a.m., but had to be diverted to Jacksonville after reporting a pressurization problem.

The plane landed safely around 8:40 a.m.

A spokesperson for Allegiant said the aircraft was taken out of service and will be inspected by its maintenance team to pinpoint  the problem.

There were 155 passengers and 6 Allegiant crew members on board.

A replacement airplane was sent to Jacksonville to pick up the stranded passengers. Those who chose not to continue the flight were given the option to change to another one in the Allegiant network. All passengers also received $200-worth of Allegiant vouchers.

Allegiant released the following statement Wednesday night:

"Safety is, and always will be, Allegiant's number one focus. Allegiant, like most commercial carriers, is in nearly daily contact with FAA representatives. Any abnormal event is thoroughly reviewed, often in conjunction with the FAA."


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