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Allegiant flight forced to land at GSP on way from MI to FL

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An Allegiant Air flight arrives at GSP. (File/FOX Carolina) An Allegiant Air flight arrives at GSP. (File/FOX Carolina)
GREER, SC (FOX Carolina) -

A flight headed to central Florida from Grand Rapids, MI, was forced to land in the Upstate of South Carolina on Sunday because of a cabin pressurization issue.

A spokesperson for Allegiant Air said Flight 683 was two hours into its trip to Orlando when the pressure issue was encountered at 7:32 a.m., prompting the oxygen masks to deploy. The spokesperson said flight attendants had to help passengers with oxygen masks and safety belts.

The plane landed safely at Greenville-Spartanburg International Airport at 7:40 a.m. with no injuries reported, according to the airline and airport officials.

Allegiant paid for overnight hotel stays for passengers and said they would refund them the price of the one-way segment along with a $200 travel voucher for future flights. The spokesperson said any passengers choosing not to fly Monday would be accommodated.

The rescheduled flight is expected to depart from GSP about 11:13 a.m. Monday for Orlando Sanford International Airport.

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