An Allegiant Air air travel visiting Fresno, Calif., landed safely at McCarran International Airport quickly after takeoff Saturday afternoon after a pilot reported a mechanical concern, an airline spokesperson stated.
The pilot had actually reported a fire in one of the aircraft’s two engines, stated airport representative Chris Jones, clarifying that it didn’t always suggest that the engine ignited. The airline company blamed it on a stalled compressor in the left engine.
“The engine was not shut down and continued to be operational and the engine fire suppression system was not required,” an Allegiant Air spokesperson said by means of e-mail.
Air travel 514, a Boeing 757, landed securely about 15 minutes after launch, Jones stated.
Fernanda Corral, of Las Vegas, said she and her family were eating in the patio of a dining establishment about 2 miles north of the airport about 4 p.m. when eaters heard loud “booms” much like fireworks and saw flames coming from an airliner. Corral stated they saw no smoke.
“We can’t talk to what some people might have witnessed, but can verify that there was no fire in the engine,” the airline company representative said.
Clark County Fire Department officials who checked the airliner after it landed informed Jones there was no proof of fire or smoke.
The flight removed about 4:05 p.m. and landed without occurrence shortly before 4:20 p.m., Jones stated.
There were no injuries to the air travel’s 153 passengers and seven crew members, the airline stated. “The safety of our passengers and crew is constantly our leading concern.”
A replacement airliner was scheduled to depart about 7:15 p.m., the airline stated. Passengers had the option of changing their air travel to a later time or receive a refund.
Allegiant has actually remained in the news recently. Among its airplanes piloted by 2 airline executives that was heading from Las Vegas to the Hector International Airport in Fargo, N.D., on July 23 made an emergency situation landing because it was virtually out of fuel. And the airline and its pilots’ union have been at chances over a labor agreement.
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