Allegiant flight returns safely to Vegas airport

Staff Writer
Columbus CEO

LAS VEGAS (AP) — An Allegiant Airlines flight returned shortly after takeoff to McCarran International Airport in Las Vegas after a report of possible engine trouble.

Allegiant spokesman Micah Lillard says flight 580 took off for Bellingham, Washington, about 9 a.m. PDT Thursday and landed safely less than 15 minutes later, after the crew reported unusual vibrations in the left engine.

Lillard says the twin-engine Boeing 757 had 129 passengers and seven crew members aboard.

No injuries were reported.

Lillard says passengers boarded a replacement aircraft that departed Las Vegas for Washington state just before noon.