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Allegiant flight evacuated in Vegas after smoke fills plane

By Associated Press

LAST UPDATED: 06:40 p.m. HST, Sep 16, 2013

LAS VEGAS >> Officials at McCarran International Airport in Las Vegas say people have been safely evacuated from an Illinois-bound plane after reports of smoke in the interior.

Airport spokeswoman Christine Crews says Allegiant Airlines Flight 436 bound for Peoria was on the taxiway when the problem was detected about 3 p.m. Monday.

Officials say the airport's firefighters responded, and 144 passengers and six crew members were evacuated using slides.

No injuries were reported. Crews says the situation was clear by about 3:45 p.m.

Allegiant spokesman Brian Davis says passengers were shuttled to the terminal to wait for an alternate flight.

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Who_Said wrote:
Allegian? It that a new airline? I've heard of Allegiant before, but not Allegian...
on September 16,2013 | 03:33PM
Who_Said wrote:
Ah, much better...
on September 16,2013 | 06:22PM
jtamura69 wrote:
Allegiant customers always get what they deserve. How long will their luck last before something terrible happens?
on September 16,2013 | 06:28PM
krusha wrote:
Not good, I'm booked to fly on Allegiant next month to Vegas. Nobody I know has flew on this airlines before...
on September 17,2013 | 06:51AM
krusha wrote:
I guess those Alligiant customers didn't pay for the non-smoking flight...
on September 17,2013 | 07:16AM
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