IT TOOK a toddler and a smoky smell to cause a major delay for passengers on an Allegiant Air flight bound for Tennessee, US.
The Orlando Sentinel reported that the passengers on the flight had to return to the Orlando Sanford International Airport twice.
The first delay came when a crew member smelled smoke after the plane took off, causing the pilot to return to the airport.
The vice president of operations at the airport, Diane Crews, said there were no visible signs of smoke but firefighters arrived at the scene as a precaution.
The flight's passengers then attempted to leave for Knoxville on another plane later that day. But that flight was delayed when an unruly child forced the pilot to return to the gate prior to take-off.
The airline spokesman Kristine Shattuck-Cooper said the child began running around the plane as it was attempting to leave.
The child and parents were removed from the flight and it finally departed.