FAA: Blown engine causes aborted S. Ore. takeoff

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MEDFORD, Ore. (AP) -- The Federal Aviation Administration says a blown engine was the cause of an aborted takeoff by an Allegiant Air flight in Medford, Ore.

FAA spokesman Allen Kenitzer said Thursday the MD-83, a twin-engine jet, safely came to a stop, and none of the 145 people on board were injured.

He says debris had to be cleared from the runway, but there was no other damage.

Medford airport spokeswoman Kim Stearns told the Mail Tribune (http://bit.ly/vKuabU ) there was a loud bang from the airplane before it braked to a stop.

Allegiant Air Flight 357 was on its way to Las Vegas.

An Allegiant plane from Phoenix was sent to Medford to pick up the passengers.

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Information from: Mail Tribune, http://www.mailtribune.com/