Allegiant Airlines flight returns safely to Las Vegas after reporting possible engine trouble

Associated Press

An Allegiant Airlines flight returned shortly after takeoff to McCarran International Airport in Las Vegas after a report of possible engine trouble.

Allegiant spokesman Micah Lillard says flight 580 took off for Bellingham, Washington, about 9 a.m. PDT Thursday and landed safely less than 15 minutes later, after the crew reported unusual vibrations in the left engine.

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Lillard says the twin-engine Boeing 757 had 129 passengers and seven crew members aboard.

No injuries were reported.

Lillard says passengers boarded a replacement aircraft that departed Las Vegas for Washington state just before noon.