Medical emergency diverts Las Vegas flight to Kingman

KINGMAN - An Allegiant Air flight carrying 140 passengers from Shreveport, La., to Las Vegas made an emergency landing Monday afternoon at Kingman Airport for medical reasons, an airport official said Tuesday.

A female passenger was having heart issues and was taken off the plane, said Bob Riley, airport economic development director. Northern Arizona Consolidated Fire Department and River Valley Medical responded and the woman was transported to a hospital in Las Vegas, he said.

Kingman Airline Services helped refill the plane's oxygen tanks and Air-Zona Aircraft Services added fuel to the aircraft.

"We're prepared. We had the resources to get the plane back in the air and on its way," Riley said. The airport typically handles one or two emergency landings a year, he added.

Las Vegas-based Allegiant Air also made an emergency landing in Greensboro, N.C., in August because of an engine issue, and in Fargo, N.D., in late July because the plane was low on fuel.