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Allegiant Air can ride out safety questions raised by '60 Minutes' report

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Allegiant Air can ride out safety questions raised by '60 Minutes' report

Allegiant Air may be able to weather a scathing "60 Minutes" report on the low-price airline's ugly safety record. The airline and some of the analysts who cover it say it is safe and on track to put many of its operational problems behind it. Sunday's "60 Minutes" report detailed more than 100 of what it described as serious mechanical incidents between the start of 2016 and October 2017. Those incidents included mid-air engine failures, smoke and fumes in the cabin, rapid descents, flight control malfunctions, hydraulic leaks and aborted takeoffs. Allegiant has no fatal crashes since its 2001 founding, but it reported at least 60 unscheduled landings and 47 in-flight emergencies, over the past