Allegiant flight makes emergency landing

n Allegiant Airlines flight headed from Indianapolis to Myrtle Beach made an emergency landing in Asheville.Pa...

Posted: May 8, 2018 12:30 PM
Updated: May 8, 2018 12:30 PM

n Allegiant Airlines flight headed from Indianapolis to Myrtle Beach made an emergency landing in Asheville.

Passengers were told the emergency landing was because of a noxious smell in the cabin.

In a statement, Allegiant said the flight was diverted to Asheville out of an abundance of caution to check an electrical odor.

This comes after a 60 Minutes report last month questioned Allegiant's mechanical issues.

Allegiant Airlines sent News 13 the following statement:

"Flight 1878 diverted to Asheville out of an abundance of caution to check out an electrical odor. Another aircraft was dispatched to Asheville to carry the passengers on to Myrtle Beach... Do not have information as to the cause of the odor at this time.

News 13's investigative team found that in two years, the airline had three mechanical incidents here in Asheville."

The flight eventually made it to Myrtle Beach Sunday night.

Oregon Coronavirus Cases

Data is updated nightly.

Confirmed Cases: 4086

Reported Deaths: 151
CountyConfirmedDeaths
Multnomah110359
Marion93125
Washington71517
Clackamas30411
Deschutes1210
Linn1159
Umatilla1143
Polk9811
Yamhill697
Lane672
Jackson650
Benton555
Clatsop450
Klamath410
Malheur330
Coos310
Douglas250
Jefferson250
Josephine251
Wasco211
Columbia160
Hood River130
Morrow120
Lincoln100
Crook60
Curry60
Union60
Tillamook60
Wallowa20
Lake20
Sherman10
Harney10
Grant10
Baker10
Unassigned00
Eugene
Scattered Clouds
68° wxIcon
Hi: 83° Lo: 54°
Feels Like: 68°
Corvallis
Clear
67° wxIcon
Hi: 84° Lo: 54°
Feels Like: 67°
Roseburg
Clear
70° wxIcon
Hi: 86° Lo: 57°
Feels Like: 70°
North Bend
Scattered Clouds
61° wxIcon
Hi: 63° Lo: 53°
Feels Like: 61°
KEZI Radar
KEZI Temperatures
KEZI Planner

LATEST FORECAST

Community Events