Allegiant told to improve training after low-fuel landing


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LAS VEGAS (AP) — Under pressure from federal safety regulators, Allegiant Air is increasing training for pilots and dispatchers after a plane landed low on fuel this summer.

In July, a plane operated by two Allegiant executives who are also pilots made an emergency landing at a closed airport in Fargo, North Dakota, after one of the pilots told controllers he didn't have enough fuel to reach another airport.

A spokesman for the Federal Aviation Administration said Thursday that the agency closed its investigation in October with a "letter of correction," which is not as serious as an enforcement action, and a follow-up letter this month.

An Allegiant spokeswoman says the airline has added new procedures and training.

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