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Las Vegas flight lands safely after losing engine piece — VIDEO

A Frontier Airlines flight from Las Vegas to Tampa, Florida, returned to the McCarran International Airport early Friday after an in-flight emergency.

According to a Frontier Airlines statement, a section of the engine cover, called a cowling, came loose and separated from the aircraft. The statement said the pilots followed procedure and returned to the airport.

The aircraft, an Airbus A320, landed safely at the airport at 7:26 a.m., according to McCarran spokeswoman Christine Crews. None of the 166 passengers and crew on board Flight 260 was injured in the incident.

Frontier spokesperson, Allison Redmon said passengers have been given a refund for the flight and a $500 voucher for future travel on Frontier.

Redmon said Frontier is rebooking the passengers on other airlines and covering the full cost of their travel. The company also provided passengers with breakfast vouchers.

Contact Rachel Spacek at rspacek@reviewjournal.com. Follow @RachelSpacek on Twitter.

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