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Published October 07, 2010, 04:33 PM

Plane Makes Emergency Landing After Alarm Malfunction

An Allegiant Airlines flight was forced to make an emergency landing at the Grand Forks International Airport Thursday after a smoke alarm malfunction.

An Allegiant Airlines plane had to make an emergency landing at the Grand Forks Airport Thursday.

Just moments after it took off, it had to turn around because of an indication of smoke in the cockpit

According to the airport fire chief, upon investigation they found it was a malfunction in their alarm.

Shortly after takeoff, sensors in the plane indicated there were signs of smoke in the cockpit.

The airport tower was contacted shortly thereafter as was the airport fire department.

When the plane landed, the airport fire department along with the Grand Forks Fire Department were standing by.

Passengers safely exited the plane, and no one was hurt.

And after some checking, they found there was no smoke.

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