Monday, May 7, 2018

Allegiant Air, Airbus A319: Incident occurred May 06, 2018 at Asheville Regional Airport (KAVL), Buncombe County, North Carolina

INDIANAPOLIS -- An Allegiant Airlines flight from Indianapolis to Myrtle Beach, South Carolina, was forced to make an emergency landing Sunday evening after a “noxious smell” was detected in the cabin.

Allegiant Flight 1878 took off from the Indianapolis International Airport at 3:00 p.m. Sunday. It was scheduled to land at Myrtle Beach International Airport at 4:27 p.m.

Mid-flight, however, flight attendants came on the intercom and informed passengers that the plane was going to make an emergency landing at the nearest airport due to a “noxious smell” in the cabin.

The plane landed at Asheville Regional Airport, where passengers were asked to deplane. A passenger aboard the flight told RTV6 that as she did so she could smell a “burning, smoky smell” near the cabin.

In a statement to RTV6, Allegiant said the flight was diverted to Asheville "out of an abundance of caution to check out an electrical odor. The cause of the odor was not yet known.

As of 9:00 p.m., passengers said they had been informed there would be an additional 25-30 minute delay as a problem had been detected in an air conditioning valve in the plane sent to pick them up.

Original article ➤ https://www.theindychannel.com

INDIANAPOLIS (WISH) -- A flight from Indianapolis bound for Myrtle Beach on Sunday made an emergency landing in Asheville, North Carolina, after crews noticed an electrical smell in the cabin. 

Allegiant Air flight 1878, which left Indianapolis International Airport at 3 p.m., landed at Asheville Regional Airport after crews noticed the odor, said spokesperson Hilarie Grey with Allegiant. 

The airline diverted the flight in "an abundance of caution," but the unidentified odor posed no danger, Grey said. 

Passengers deplaned and boarded a different aircraft to continue to Myrtle Beach. "We apologize to passengers for the delay, but they're in flight now," Grey said around 10:15 p.m.

Maintenance continued to investigate the odor inside the original aircraft on Sunday night, Grey said. 

Original article can be found here ➤ http://www.wishtv.com

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