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SkyWest Airlines Plane Diverts to Las Vegas due to Medical Emergency

SkyWest Airlines flight OO-3565 made an emergency landing at McCarran International Airport, Nevada, on February 22nd.

The plane heading from Palm Springs, California, to Salt Lake City, Utah, was diverted after a passenger suffered a medical emergency.

The plane landed safely. The patient was taken to a hospital.


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American Airlines Flight Makes Emergency Landing at Nellis Air Force Base

American Airlines flight AA-671 made an emergency landing at Nellis Air Force Base, Nevada, on February 16th.

The plane heading from Dallas/Fort Worth International Airport, Texas, to McCarran International Airport, Nevada, was diverted as it needed refueling due to weather-related delays at the destination airport.

The plane landed safely and departed for McCarran International Airport shortly afterwards.


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Allegiant Air Flight Returns to McCarran International Airport

AllegiantAllegiant Air flight 514 had to return and make an emergency landing at McCarran International Airport in Las Vegas, Nevada, on August 1.

The Boeing 757, heading to Fresno, California, had to be turned back after the pilot reported possible left engine fire.

The plane landed safely and no one was hurt.


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WestJet Flight Returns to Las Vegas on Suspicion of Fuel Leak

WestJet flight 1709 returned to McCarran International Airport, Las Vegas, Nevada, and made an emergency landing at around 3:31 p.m. on September 25.

The flight, on its way from Las Vegas to Victoria in British Columbia, Canada, was returned after the crew suspected a fuel leak in the Boeing 737 aircraft.

The plane landed uneventfully and all 126 people aboard remained unhurt.

According to WestJet spokesman Robert Palmer, the examination of the aircraft confirmed that there was no leak.

The flight again departed at 6 p.m.

Vision Air Plane Lands in Emergency at Las Vegas Airport

Vision airA Vision Air plane had to make an emergency landing at McCarran International Airport, Las Vegas, at around 2:35 p.m. on August 5.

The decision for emergency landing was made after a mechanical failure was noticed in the aircraft, carrying 19 people at the time.

The plane landed uneventfully and no injuries were reported. The passengers were off-loaded at Terminal 1 and the plane was towed out of the terminal. A shuttle bus transported the passengers back to North Las Vegas.

Vision Air is a tourist company operating out of North Las Vegas.


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Allegiant Flight Makes Emergency Landing at Las Vegas

An Allegiant Airlines flight en-route to Peoria, Illinois had to make an emergency landing at McCarran International Airport, Las Vegas, on May 26.

McCarran International Airport officials confirmed that the emergency landing was made after an indicator light signalling a problem with the nose gear got activated during the flight.

The plane landed safely just after 4 p.m.

The plane was later examined by the maintenance crews but no problems were found.


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Southwest Airlines Safe Landing after Indicator Alert Error

Southwest Airlines Boeing 737-700 Flight 481 from Las Vegas to Tulsa made an emergency landing at McCarran International Airport.

The flight diverted back after a cargo hold fire-alert alerted the crew. The flight had left at 1:20, and returned at 2:45. Passengers indicated turbulence as they were returning to Las Vegas. The crew did not explain the situation to the passengers until after landing.

136 passengers and four crew were aboard. No one was injured. THe problem was an indication alert error. Passengers were rebooked on alternative flights.

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