LAKELAND | A Direct Air flight heading to Springfield, Ill., from Lakeland Linder Regional Airport was forced to make an emergency landing in Tampa today.
The flight took off at 2:20 p.m. There were 90 people on the plane, which was flight number DYA7102.
The plane, an MD-88 Dynamic Airways jet, landed safely, said Gene Conrad, airport director at Lakeland Linder.
Conrad said Direct Air officials were sending a plane to Tampa to pick up the passengers.
He said he did not know what was wrong with the plane.
Dynamic Airways charter jet service is based out of Winston Salem, N.C. Direct Air has had a contract with Dynamic Airways since October.