Goglia said he has encouraged his family, friends and himself not to fly Allegiant Air.
Some planes had recurring issues and others were returned to service before they were ready, according to the report.
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Last July, Allegiant Flight 533 scheduled to run between Cincinnati and Las Vegas was delayed before takeoff. Mercedes Weller, who was on the flight, paid $80 for a round-trip ticket. Weller said the plane was pushing away from the gate three hours behind schedule when the pilot made an announcement.
“He came on and said, ‘the mechanics have been working on this right engine. We apologize for that. We’ll get you up in the air as soon as possible.’ As soon as we started taxiing, everything was going okay. And then, it’s like, as soon as the wheels come up, the engine blew.”
The force popped open the cockpit doors, smoke filled the cabin and there was fire coming out of the engine.
In one weekend in July, Allegiant canceled or rescheduled 11 flights leaving Las Vegas for mechanical issues, according to the report.
In a statement, Allegiant Air said “All of us at Allegiant are proud of our strong safety record, as noted in the most current, comprehensive FAA audit. Safety is at the forefront of our minds and the core of our operations.”
Read the full 60 minutes report here.