ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. (CBSMiami/AP) —An Allegiant Air flight coming from a Florida airport had to make an emergency landing.READ MORE: Teen Gymnast Reunites With Jackson Health Doctors Who Performed Life Changing Back Surgery
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: T-Shirt Disrupts Jury Selection Process For Parkland Shooter Nikolas Cruz Penalty Trial
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: First Suspected Case Of Monkeypox In Broward, Warning Signs To Look For
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