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Allegiant Air Plane Makes Emergency Landing in Alabama

Allegiant Air Flight 872 made an emergency landing in Birmingham, Alabama, on February 12.

The plane took off from St. Pete-Clearwater International Airport, Florida, and was en-route to Eppley Airfield in Omaha, Nebraska, when the crew reported an electrical odor in the cabin and requested an emergency landing.

The plane landed uneventfully. All 153 passengers and 6 crew members remained safe.

The plane was taken for inspection.

Allegiant Air Allegedly Fires Pilot for Making Emergency Landing

AllegiantA pilot’s union claims that the pilot of the Allegiant Air flight 864 that made an emergency landing at St. Pete-Clearwater International Airport, Florida, on June 8 has been fired.

The pilot decided to make an emergency landing due to reports of smoke in the Maryland-bound aircraft’s cabin. Four passengers and a crew member sustained minor injuries while exiting through evacuation slides.

The airline told the FAA that the mechanics could not find any problem in the aircraft.

The president of the Airline Professionals Association Teamsters Local 1224, Dan Wells, said, “Believe me, the message was intentional and loud and clear: Don’t you dare push the safety stuff too far.”

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