Orlando-bound Allegiant Air flight forced to land in Pittsburgh


Passengers on an Allegiant Airline flight from Youngstown to Florida were to continue their journey early this morning after making an emergency landing at Pittsburgh International Airport.

Allegiant Air Flight 607, carrying 141 passengers and five crew members, took off from Youngstown around 6:50 p.m. Thursday and landed safely in Pittsburgh around 7:30 p.m., said Jordan McGee, airline spokeswoman.

McGee said the pilot saw a high oil temperature indicator activate, and then shut down one of the plane’s two engines.

Another plane was en route to Pittsburgh and was expected to take off around 3:30 a.m. Friday to resume the trip to Orlando.

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