ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. (CBSMiami/AP) —An Allegiant Air flight coming from a Florida airport had to make an emergency landing.READ MORE: ‘We Share The Frustration With The World’: Police Chief Takes Aim At Missing Florida Woman Gabby Petito’s Fiancé, Who Isn’t Speaking
The Tampa Bay Times reports the plane took off at 7:27 a.m. Thursday from St. Pete-Clearwater Airport heading to New Windsor, New York.
Just after take off, crew discovered an unspecified mechanical problem around 7:58 a.m. and they decided to return to the airport.READ MORE: Florida Judge Shields Surgeon General Scott Rivkees From Deposition In Mask Fight
The plane, carrying 165 passengers and six crew members, landed around 9 a.m. The newspaper reports passengers were put on another plane within a half hour of returning.
In a news release, Allegiant said mechanics would investigate the aircraft to diagnose and repair the issue.
No further details were immediately available.MORE NEWS: BSO Seeking Information About Woman's Body Found Floating In Weston Lake
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