Smoke in cockpit causes Allegiant passengers to use emergency slides

A plane at McCarran International Airport was evacuated Monday afternoon.

According to Clark County firefighters, smoke was reported in the cockpit of the plane around 3 p.m.

The emergency exit slides were deployed and passengers slid out the sides of the plane. There was no fire found in the plane so far, said firefighters.

There were 150 passengers and six crew members on board the Allegiant MD 80 aircraft, said airport spokeswoman Christine Crews.

It was unknown so far if the flight was waiting to depart or if it had just landed, said Crews.


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