Allegiant flight returns to St. Pete-Clearwater airport for emergency landing

Pinellas County

 An Allegiant Air flight that departed from St. Pete-Clearwater International Airport on Tuesday morning returned to the airport and made an emergency landing after an indicator light turned on in the cockpit.

The flight was headed to Syracuse, New York carrying 137 passengers.

 An Allegiant Air spokesperson said flight 842 departed from St. Pete-Clearwater International Airport at 7:32 a.m. and was headed to Syracuse Hancock International Airport when the indicator light turned on.

“About an hour into the flight, an indicator light came on in the cockpit. Out of an abundance of caution, the captain decided to return to the airport to have it checked out. He declared an emergency so that, upon landing, the flight would receive priority handling by the airport,” said Allegiant Air in a statement released to WFLA.com.

Allegiant said the plane landed without incident and passengers deplaned normally. The replacement flight was scheduled to depart at 12:30 p.m.

Passengers were offered gate service, meal vouchers and $100 vouchers to use for future travel. 

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