ALBANY, Ga. -- More than 150 passengers made it off an Allegiant Air jet that made an emergency landing at a south Georgia airport.
Police in Albany say they responded to reports of a fire in the cargo department of the plane shortly before 9 p.m. Sunday.
Concerns about the possible fire led the plane, Allegiant Air Flight 863, to make an emergency landing at Southwest Georgia Regional Airport in Albany.
WALB-TV reports that all 155 passengers and six crew members got off the plane safety. Video showed passengers sliding down inflatable chutes.
Brian Davis, a spokesman for the Nevada-based airline, said the plane took off from Cedar Rapids, Iowa, and was scheduled to land in St. Petersburg, Fla.