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Is Allegiant Air Safe? ’60 Minutes’ Probes Airline’s Safety Record

Christina Zhao
Is Allegiant Air Safe? ’60 Minutes’ Probes Airline’s Safety Record

CBS's 60 Minutes ran the conclusion of its seven-month-long investigation on Sunday night (April 15) that revealed budget carrier Allegiant Air’s long history of mid-flight trouble and aborted take-offs. Steve Kroft, 60 Minutes correspondent, and the show’s producers found that the carrier experienced an “alarming number” of issues between January 1, 2016, and October 31, 2017, that pointed to it being the “most dangerous” airline in the U.S. An Allegiant Air McDonnell Douglas MD-83 passenger jet takes off from the Monterey airport in Monterey, California, February 26, 2012.