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Smoke alarm prompts evacuation of Allegiant flight on taxiway

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Updated: 9/16/2013 4:54 pm
LAS VEGAS (KSNV -- A smoke alarm sounded in an Allegiant flight on the taxiway, prompting the crew to evacuate the jet this about 3 p.m. today at McCarran International Airport.

There were 144 passengers and six crew members on the MD-80 jet that was bound for Peoria, Ill.

"The crew decided to evacuate the jet using the slides and all 150 people were evacuated," Allegiant spokesman Brian Jones told News 3. "They all have been bussed back to the terminal and we are determining how to get them to their destination. There were no injuries."

An MD-80 jet can carry a maximum of 166 passengers.



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