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Allegiant Air jet blows 2 tires on landing

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Posted at 6:40 AM, Feb 04, 2016
and last updated 2016-02-04 06:40:38-05

Airport officials say an airplane flying from Florida blew out two tires during a landing at a Pennsylvania airport.

A spokesman for the Lehigh Valley International Airport in Allentown says the plane arriving from Orlando, Florida, attempted to land Wednesday evening when two tires underneath the left wing blew out.

Officials say the Allegiant Air jet managed to stop safely on the wet runway. None of its 158 passengers were hurt.

The airline says the plane had been scheduled to return to Orlando. That flight has been suspended and officials are working to get them to their destination.

The airline says it's offering them $100 vouchers for future Allegiant flights.

Airport officials say they don't believe there were warning signs before the landing.

Allegiant says mechanics are examining the aircraft.