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Flyer beware? 60 Minutes' Allegiant Air investigation

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Flyer beware? 60 Minutes' Allegiant Air investigation

60 Minutes correspondent Steve Kroft has spent more than seven months investigating the safety record of Allegiant Air, and this week on the broadcast, he shares his findings in a two-part report. Along with producers Michael Karzis and Vanessa Fica, Kroft found that between January 1, 2016 and the end of last October, Allegiant experienced more than 100 serious mechanical incidents, including aborted takeoffs, rapid descents, flight control malfunctions, and midair engine failures. In a conversation with 60 Minutes Overtime's Ann Silvio, Kroft says he and his team felt a "sense of urgency" about the investigation and talks about one delay they encountered in the reporting process. The team tried