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Asheville-bound Flight Makes Emergency Landing

Scary moments for passengers aboard an Asheville-bound Allegiant Air flight out of Ft. Lauderdale. Flight 916 was forced to divert and make an emergency landing at the St. Pete-Clearwater airport.

The plane was on it's way to Asheville Monday afternoon when it hit turbulence. Passengers say the aircraft took a sudden dive, throwing them from their seats.

Initial reports say a flight attendant and three passengers were injured.
Passengers say the flight attendant was in the middle of drink service when the plane made a sudden and unexpected free fall.

A spokesperson for Allegiant Air says the flight attendant came down hard on top of a passenger, and another person was injured by the drink cart.

Website Flightaware.com shows the plane abruptly changing course over Florida and a rapid decent of over 11,000 feet in just minutes.
The plane landed safely at St. Pete-Clearwater.

Passengers spent the night in Clearwater, and will board a new flight to Asheville today.

 



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