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Allegiant Air under fire following '60 Minutes' safety report

17 April 2018

The fear arose during a flight on Allegiant Airlines from CVG Airport.

"This unoriginal and outdated story bears no resemblance to Allegiant's operations today, and shows a fundamental misunderstanding of FAA compliance practice and history", Allegiant vice president of operations Eric Gust wrote in a statement.

As Allegiant Air went on the defense Monday in the wake of a national news report questioning its safety, travel experts and customers in two of its IL feeder markets - including the Quad-Cities - had mixed reactions. The report does acknowledge a "sharp drop-off" in Allegiant service issues after the airline and the FAA knew they were working on the story.

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CBS show "60 Minutes" raised safety concerns regarding the Las Vegas-based company during a 26-minute segment.

The "60 Minutes" story is not about old incidents: Between Jan. 1, 2016 and the end of October 2017, "60 Minutes" found more than 100 serious mechanical incidents, including mid-air engine failures, smoke and fumes in the cabin, rapid descents, flight control malfunctions, hydraulic leaks and aborted takeoffs. Allegiant has no fatal crashes since its 2001 founding, but it reported at least 60 unscheduled landings and 47 in-flight emergencies, over the past two years, according to "60 Minutes".

Allegiant Air's (ALGT) safety and maintenance records came under scrutiny in a double-length "60 Minutes" segment Sunday.

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Others commented on our Facebook post with mixed reviews. "Allegiant complies with all FAA requirements and participates in numerous voluntary safety programs to ensure we operate at the highest possible standard". He is said to be indulged in "lawsuit seeking money damage against the company".

Another one of the claims Allegiant made was that CBS was working with old information. Our team members safely operate thousands of flights each week, which will transport more than 14 million passengers this year. "We have safely carried almost 90 million passengers since beginning operations in 2001". She heard about the 60 Minutes story an hour before her cab was supposed to take her and her friends to the airport.

In response to inquiries, the FAA provided a copy of a letter it sent to "60 Minutes" producers Michael Karzis and Vanessa Fica on April 11.

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In the first quarter, Allegiant had 3,279,368 scheduled passengers, up from 2,845,480 in the first quarter of past year, according to a press release issued April 5. However, thanks in large part to the efforts of the airline's mechanics, pilots and dispatchers, Allegiant has become a leader in operational reliability, with the second fewest mechanical cancellations in the industry. "All we can do is we can encourage Allegiant to do what's right", he said, adding he thinks it will overcome the controversy.

Allegiant Air under fire following '60 Minutes' safety report