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Passengers delayed 3 times at Florida airport

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SANFORD, Fla. (AP) -- It took four tries and as many airplanes, but an Allegiant Airlines flight from Florida finally took off for Michigan.

Orlando television station WESH-TV reports that a flight bound for Grand Rapids, Michigan, finally took off Thursday morning from Orlando Sanford International Airport.


The first plane got off the ground Wednesday afternoon but was forced to return to the airport a half-hour later because of a sensor issue.

Passengers were put on a second plane, but they sat on the tarmac and had to return to the gate because of a mechanical problem.

They got on a third plane that had to return to the gate Wednesday night because of cabin lights problems.

Passengers were given a $200 voucher on a future flight, hotel rooms for the night and food at the gate.

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