Federal aviation officials say a plane landed safely in Las Vegas after blowing a tire while taking off from Fresno, Calif.
Federal Aviation Administration spokesman Ian Gregor said Friday that the Allegiant Air plane landed safely at McCarran International Airport after 5 p.m. with damage to an outer tire and the flaps on its right wing.
Gregor said the pilot declared an emergency after the tire blew and the plane landed "uneventfully."
Allegiant spokeswoman Tyri Squires said the plane was delayed 10 minutes after landing as it was towed to the gate. She said there were 139 passengers, five crew members and one FAA official aboard.
No one was injured in the incident.