Allegiant Air‘s (Las Vegas) flight 863 from Cedar Rapids, Iowa to St. Petersburg/Clearwater, Florida last night (July 28), was forced to make an emergency landing at the nearest airport and landed at Albany, Georgia after the flight crew was alerted by a sensor of a possible fire in the baggage compartment. The flight landed safely at ABY and there was no evidence of a fire. All passengers safely exited the aircraft via the emergency chutes. Airport operations at the airport had already left for the day. Fire and Police units assisted the passengers exiting the aircraft.
This morning the passengers continued their journey to Florida, this time on four busses, arriving this morning at PIE.
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