Plane makes successful emergency return to Lansing

Allegiant Air plane makes successful emergency return to Lansing with 166 passengers
Posted on Aug. 8, 2014 at 12:00 a.m. | Updated on Aug. 8, 2014 at 1:52 a.m.

LANSING, Mich. (AP) — A Florida-bound airplane has made an emergency return to Lansing because of a mechanical issue.

A Capital Regional International Airport spokeswoman says no one was injured during the incident Thursday. The Allegiant Air jet carrying 166 passengers en route to Orlando began its return to the airport about eight minutes after it left because of a compression alert.

The Boeing MD-80 landed 16 minutes after takeoff.

Passengers waited in the terminal while repair work was done.

The airport spokeswoman says the emergency return was a normal response to the compression issue. The Lansing Fire Department was contacted for help but then called off.

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