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Allegiant jet makes emergency landing at ILM

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WILMINGTON, NC (AP) -- An Allegiant Air jet heading from Florida to New York made an emergency landing in Wilmington after the pilot got a warning light.

An airline spokeswoman says the flight carrying about 145 people landed in Wilmington about 3:30 p.m. Sunday after an oil filter light came on in the cockpit.

Flight 798 was heading to Plattsburgh International Airport in New York from Orlando Sanford International Airport in Florida.

Airport director Jon Rosborough says the plane landed safely and there were no injuries.

Kristine Cooper with Allegiant says normal procedure is to get the plane on the ground and have it checked when warning lights trigger.

(Copyright 2011 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)

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