Airplane arrives in Punta Gorda after emergency landing in Gainesville

An Allegiant Air flight waits for a new crew after making an emergency landing at Gainesville Regional Airport. (WGFL/Gabby Arzola)

GAINESVILLE, Fla. (WGFL) - An airplane heading from Cincinnati to Punta Gorda made an emergency landing at Gainesville Regional Airport Thursday morning after the pilot had a seizure, according to officials.

Officials said the Allegiant Air flight landed safely around 8:20 a.m. and the pilot was taken to a hospital in stable condition.

The plane remained in Gainesville until about 2 p.m. and finally reached its destination in Punta Gorda around 2:30 p.m.

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