Allegiant Flight Declares an Emergency; Lands Safely in Knoxville

KNOXVILLE, Tenn (WVLT) -- An Allegiant flight bound for Knoxville declared emergency in-flight Thursday, but landed safely in Knoxville, on-time.

Rescue crews were put on alert just before 7 PM, for a report of an airplane in trouble, but they were canceled a short time later.

Allegiant Air's Tryi Squyres says the captain of Flight 798 reported an indicator light flashing in the cockpit.

Squyres says the light signaled a possible hydraulic problem, but the plane landed without incident.

The flight was en route from Orlando's Sanford International Airport to Knoxville.

Squyres says the plane is fine and will made it's next regularily scheduled flight, a return trip to Sanford International.

143 passengers and 5 crew members were on board.


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