August 8, 2014 at 6:46 am

Plane makes successful emergency return to Lansing

Lansing 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.