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LISTEN: Terrifying moment passenger jet with THREE minutes of fuel left told runway closed

THIS is the terrifying moment a passenger plane pilot who had only three minutes of fuel left was told that he cannot land at an airport because the runway was closed.

The Allegiant Air plane was circling Fargo's Hector International Airport in North Dakota, America, when it requested permission to land. 
But the pilot of flight 426 was told the airport was out of service because the Navy's Blue Angels flight demonstration squadron were rehearsing for an air show and was recommended to fly to another airport 70 miles away. 
The pilot then worriedly tells ground officials that he does not have enough "fuel to go anywhere else". Horrifyingly, when he was told the runway would be "clear in 20 minutes", the pilot says the plane would have "bingo fuel in about three to four minutes" - a phrase used by military pilots when they only have enough fuel to land.
A spokesperson for Allegiant Air said the incident which happened on July 23 is being investigated. 
They said: "At this time, we are coordinating with the FAA and the airport to investigate all channels of communication regarding the flight and the circumstances leading to the declaration of emergency."
The pilot eventually managed to land the McDonnell Douglas MD-80 safely. 
In the recording, he can be heard telling officials they "don't have enough fuel to go anywhere else."
He said: "And our guys are trying to get in touch with the tower manager right now to co-ordinate our landing or I'm going to have to declare an emergency and come in and land." 
The ground control then gives the pilot another number to call to request permission - before telling him that there will be "a window opening in 20 minutes"
But he tells officials they "didn't have 20 minutes" and notifies them of his intention to "come in and land" - giving them "two to three minutes" to sort the problem out. 
The pilot was forced to make an emergency landing at Hector International - with all the passengers reported to be safe. 
The flight had left Las Vegas around an hour late, which meant it had missed its landing slot.

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