September 17, 2014
LAS VEGAS (AP) - Allegiant Airlines officials say a plane having engine problems turned around and returned to Las Vegas.
Allegiant spokesman Justin Ralenkotter says Flight 225 to Bellingham, Washington, departed McCarran International Airport at 7:10 p.m. Sunday before crew members noticed an oil temperature problem in one of the plane's two engines.
The MD-80 aircraft arrived back in Las Vegas at 7:48 p.m.
Ralenkotter says passengers haven't reported problems during the short ride, and the plane is designed to continue operating on a single engine.
The 140 passengers on board will receive a full refund as well as a $100 voucher for future travel and a hotel room if they live further than 50 miles away.
Another flight to Bellingham was scheduled for 7:30 a.m. Monday.
Copyright 2014 Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten, or redistributed.
Viewers with disabilities can get assistance accessing this station's FCC Public Inspection File by contacting the station with the information listed below. Questions or concerns relating to the accessibility of the FCC's online public file system should be directed to the FCC at 888-225-5322, 888-835-5322 (TTY), or firstname.lastname@example.org.