Plane headed to Indy from Las Vegas forced to land due to deflated tire

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INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. – A plane headed to Indianapolis from Las Vegas was forced to turn around and land due to a deflated tire Wednesday.

Allegiant Airline officials say their plane departed from McCarran International Airport (LAS) at 9 a.m. Pacific Daylight Time. During takeoff, the tire deflated and the airline declared an emergency return back.

The plane landed safely at 11:14 a.m. and was inspected by Allegiant’s maintenance team and airport fire crews.

The aircraft was deemed safe to taxi back to the gate under its own power.

Passengers were deplaned and given meal vouchers.