The flight attendant took the microphone and instructed passengers on this flight ready to depart in Las Vegas: “Do not take anything from the carry on, get ready to evacuate.” A second later the captain comes on, “Hang on, we’re getting ready, but it looks like we’re fine, we are fine!”
An engine fire stopped as an Allegiant flight was about to take off from McCarran airport in Las Vegas Sunday afternoon from McCarran International Airport.
Around 1:20 p.m., Flight 516 was departing to Fresno, California, when officials reported a right engine fire while on the ground.
No injuries were reported. Passengers were expected to be bused to the terminal for another flight.