Allegiant Air makes emergency stop at Paine Field



EVERETT, Wash. (AP) — An Allegiant Air flight heading to California on Monday afternoon made an emergency stop in Washington state.

A company spokeswoman says the pilot on the early afternoon flight from Bellingham, Wash., to San Diego landed at Paine Field, north of Seattle, because of mechanical issues with one engines.

Spokeswoman Jessica Wheeler says none of the 155 passengers and five crew members were injured. They are being bused back to Bellingham to catch a new flight around 8:15 p.m.

The Las Vegas-based airline, which usually doesn’t fly into Seattle, cannot send another plane to pick them up because Paine Field is a small airfield without security.

Wheeler says there was nothing scary or unusual about the landing, except for the fact that the plane landed in Everett, not San Diego.