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Published May 21, 2012, 05:48 PM

Allegiant Flight Returns to Fargo Airport Due to Warning Light

FARGO – A flight from Fargo bound for Las Vegas had to turn around Monday afternoon after a warning light came on.

By: Forum Communications,

FARGO – A flight from Fargo bound for Las Vegas had to turn around Monday afternoon after a warning light came on.

The landing gear indicator on the Allegiant Airlines flight, carrying 147 passengers and six crew members, lit up just after 1 p.m., prompting a return to Hector International Airport.

The plane made a safe landing. Allegiant spokeswoman Jessica Wheeler said it’s not yet clear why the light came on.

She said the airline sent another aircraft, set to arrive Monday evening, to fly the route while its crew investigates the problem. Allegiant flies from Fargo to Las Vegas twice a week.

The airline offered re-booking to passengers who wanted to reschedule, and gave all passengers a $25 voucher for use in future travel.

It also provided refreshments and ordered pizza for the delayed passengers.

The technical snafu comes two days after an Allegiant flight from Duluth, also headed to Las Vegas, turned around because of an engine problem.

Wheeler said the company is not concerned about a wider trend after the two incidents in succession.

“The two things had nothing to do with one another,” she said. “They’re completely different situations.”

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