Fog strands travelers at Orlando-Sanford International Airport

Allegiant flight 863 rerouted

SANFORD, Fla. - Dozens of airline passengers were left stranded Monday after weather conditions forced their plane to reroute and land in Sanford.

Allegiant flight 863 departed Cedar Rapids, Iowa, Sunday night and was scheduled to land in St. Petersburg, Fla., early Monday.

Minutes before the scheduled landing, however, an announcement was made that visibility was too low to land safely, according to people on board the flight.  

The flight was then rerouted to Orlando-Sanford International Airport, where it landed after 1 a.m.

Once they departed the flight, passengers told Local 6 that airline workers said the company was not responsible for travel or hotel accommodations because the delay was weather-related.

After several complaints were raised, passengers said they were given vouchers to spend the night in local area hotels.

The return flight to St. Petersburg was scheduled to depart at 1:30 p.m. Monday.

Allegiant Airlines could not immediately be reached for comment.

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