BOSTON — A North Shore native is describing some tense moments on board Allegiant Air flight 2601 into Boston from Knoxville, Tennessee.
Brittany Diamond, originally from Gloucester, was among 154 passengers on board.
She said it was clear that something was wrong during the descent at Boston Logan Airport Sunday morning around 11 a.m.
A spokesperson for Allegiant Air told Boston 25 News the flight blew a tire upon landing.
“They kept shouting brace hard, head down.” North Shore native describes tense moments on board Allegiant Air Flight 2601 prior to touchdown at Logan. She & other passengers still have questions about what went wrong #Boston25 AT 10/11 pic.twitter.com/RP8G2r98AV— Drew Karedes (@DrewKaredes) September 20, 2021
Diamond recalled uncertainty on board several minutes prior to touchdown.
“They just kept shouting over and over, brace hard, head down,” said Diamond. “They were screaming. Some people were crying.”
Diamond still has questions about what happened.
She said the tone on board seemed to shift right after she felt a sudden drop.
“It was like a sudden drop. It happened really fast,” described Diamond. “I group texted my mom, close friends and family and said, I’m having a rough landing. I’m not sure what’s going to happen, but I love you.”
There were no reported injuries on board.
The plane disabled on the airfield after the rough landing.
The 154 passengers and six crew members walked down the aircraft’s stairs onto the tarmac and were eventually bussed to the terminal. “Until you’re in an experience like that, you don’t really understand,” added Diamond. “As soon as we landed, that’s when I couldn’t help but bawl my eyes out.”
Some passengers waited hours to retrieve their luggage. Others returned to Logan on Sunday night to get their bags.
Allegiant Air said it refunded the ticket prices for passengers and gave them $100 vouchers to use for future travel.
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