US plane runs out of fuel over closed airport

  • 29/07/2015

Air traffic control recordings have been released from a passenger airplane that nearly ran out of fuel in the US last week.

The Allegiant Air plane, with 144 passengers on board, departed from Las Vegas an hour late, and the airport in South Dakota where they were attempting to land had been closed for an air show rehearsal.

Controllers offered a window within 20 minutes for them to land, but the tapes reveal that the plane only had enough fuel to stay in the air for a few more minutes.

Watch the video for the full CBS report.