Allegiant Air Flight 657, had to return and make an emergency landing at Capital Region International Airport in Lansing, Michigan, on August 7.
The Boeing MD-80 aircraft, carrying 166 passengers, took off for Orlando’s Sanford International Airport at about 11:42 a.m. However, immediately after taking off, a compression problem was discovered.
The plane was then turned back towards Lansing where it made a safe emergency landing at about 11:58 a.m. Airport spokeswoman Nicole Noll-Williams said, “Because it was a compression issue, it was a normal response for our public safety department to be prepared for an emergency landing.”
The passengers were safely evacuated and the aircraft was taken for maintenance.