ORLANDO (CBSMiami/AP) – MIAMI (CBSMiami/AP) — For a second time in 24 hours, an Allegiant Air flight had to make an emergency landing due to a problem.
Allegiant Air Flight 760 took off from Orland and was headed to Cedar Rapids, Iowa Thursday morning when the pilot reported a problem with one of its engines. The plane was diverted and made a safe emergency landing at Chattanooga Airport in Tennessee.
Airline spokesman Albert Waterhouse said there were 153 passengers on board the flight. He said they sent another plane, which will take the passengers on to their destination.
On Wednesday, an Allegiant Air flight from Orlando to Bangor, Maine made an emergency landing in Rhode Island after passengers reported a weird smell.
Flight 736 landed safely at T.F. Green Airport in Warwick around 4:30 p.m. Wednesday with 151 passengers and six crew members.
No injuries were reported, and officials say there was no indication of fire or smoke.
Passengers were booked into hotels for the night, and a replacement plane was scheduled to leave Warwick for Bangor on Thursday morning.
The Federal Aviation Administration is investigating the incident.
The Orlando Sentinel reports two other Allegiant departures from Orlando Sanford International Airport were diverted mid-flight during the past week.
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