An Allegiant Air flight heading to Las Vegas yesterday had to abort and return to Duluth, Minnesota when one of its engines failed.
Allegiant Flight 449, Duluth International (DLH) to Las Vegas McCarran (LAS), suffered the engine failure about 50 minutes in to the flight.
“It was a really loud bang,” said Lisa Clements of Chisholm, who was sitting by the engine with her 8- and 9-year-old daughters. “We just told them it was OK.”
Pilots landed the MD-80 (MD-83) safely and there were no injuries. There were 141 passengers and 5 crew aboard.
The flight was cancelled and the aircraft was taken out of service.
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