Allegiant Delays Flights to Inspect MD-80 Slides

By: AP
By: AP

LAS VEGAS (AP) -- Allegiant Airlines has taken 30 of its 52 MD-80 aircraft out of service to inspect emergency slides, days after passengers and crew members slid to the tarmac to escape one of its planes in Las Vegas

The Las Vegas-based airline posted a notice saying an unspecified number of flights would be delayed, rescheduled or canceled during the next several days.

Company spokeswoman Jessica Wheeler said Friday that Monday's evacuation following reports of smoke in the cabin triggered a maintenance review that found unspecified problems.

No injuries were reported in the evacuation at McCarran International Airport. The 144 passengers and six crew members were bound for Peoria, Ill.

Allegiant Airlines is owned by Allegiant Travel Co. The parent company's shares slipped 81 cents, to $102.18, in midday trading.


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