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New questions for Allegiant Air, FAA after "60 Minutes" investigation

CBS News
New questions for Allegiant Air, FAA after "60 Minutes" investigation

Florida Sen. Bill Nelson is calling for an investigation after Sunday's "60 Minutes" report raised questions about the FAA's oversight of budget carrier Allegiant Air.    "60 Minutes" found between Jan. 1, 2016 and the end of Oct. 2017, more than 100 serious mechanical incidents, including mid-air engine failures and flight control malfunctions  Last July, Flight 533 experienced an engine issue on takeoff-caught on this video.     "And there was smoke in the cabin and fire coming out of that engine," said Mercedes Weller, who was on board. "And I just remember thinking that I would never see my daughter again." The "60 Minutes" report questioned the FAA's 2015 adoption of its "compliance philosophy,"