In the last few moments, an Allegiant Air flight from Pittsburgh has landed safely into Punta Gorda following an emergency squawk transmission on descent.
Incident: Allegiant Flight Pittsburgh-Punta Gorda Declares Emergency…
Allegiant Air flight G41112 departed Pittsburgh at 1018 local time today, with all going smoothly until the descent portion of the flight.
Whilst on its descent into Punta Gorda, the crew onboard transmitted the 7700 squawk code, giving it a priority landing into the airport.
At this stage, it is unclear what the cause of the emergency is. Today’s flight was operated by N317NV, one of the airline’s Airbus A319 aircraft.
As per data from Planespotters.net, N317NV is a 18.4 year old airframe, which started out life with easyJet as G-EZIJ in June 2005.
In July 2014, the American carrier leased it from easyJet until they directly purchased it from the orange and white carrier in April 2018.
Allegiant Air have a fleet of 34 Airbus A319-100 aircraft, of which 32 are in service, and two are parked at the time of writing.
To complement this, they also have a fleet of 92 Airbus A320-200 aircraft, of which 88 are in service and four are currently parked.
This brings their total fleet count at the time of writing to 126 aircraft, of which 120 are in service and six are parked.
All eyes will be on developments for this emergency in Punta Gorda from this flight from Pittsburgh, and AviationSource will update this article as information comes in.
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