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Flight to Myrtle Beach makes emergency landing in Asheville due to 'electrical smell'

Staff Writer | May 7, 2018
A flight from Indianapolis heading to Myrtle Beach made an emergency landing Sunday due to a concerning smell, said airline officials.
Allegiant Airlines
Accident   Crews found no signs of smoke or fire
Allegiant Airlines said flight 1878 was heading to its destination when the flight crew began to smell a "light intermittent electrical smell."

Airline officials said the smell continued and the plane was diverted to Asheville Regional Airport "out of an abundance of caution."

The airline said the flight landed around 4 p.m. with no issues, and emergency and maintenance crews then examined the plane, Fox Carolina reported.

Crews found no signs of smoke or fire and Allegiant Airlines said the cause of the smell is still undetermined at this time.

There were 117 passengers on board, said airline officials. Passengers and the flight crew were taken by another flight to Myrtle Beach following a delay of about 5 hours.

The airline said it issued an apology to passengers for the delay and gave them vouchers for future flights.