LAS VEGAS (FOX5) –
A small plane arrived on the highway south of Las Vegas Monday early morning.
Nevada Department of Transport public info officer Tony Illia stated the small plane landed in the southbound lanes of the I-15 near Sloan Roadway.
The cause of the emergency landing was not available at this time. No injuries were reported.
The airplane, a Cessna 150-150K, was operated by a student and flight instructor and ran out of fuel, according to officials
Several firms responded, consisting of the FAA and the Nevada Highway Patrol. NHP cannon fodders stated the landing was risky, but effective, considering nobody was injured.
“That’s constantly been our objective,” said NHP Cannon fodder Travis Smaka. “Zero fatalities and thankfully today, that mission was satisfied and everyone had the ability to walk away untouched.”
According to Smaka, the student was on his second or third lesson with a trainer from Desert Flying Club.
“It has been in the air for 1.3 hours,” said Smaka. “A common duration for one of these training flights is 1.5 to 1.6 hours.”
The plane was taken back to Henderson Executive Airport, where it took off, for additional examination.
Authorities likewise said the investigation will determine if any charges or fines will be brought upon the pilot or school for landing on the highway.
“It ended up okay,” stated Smaka. “However as far as figuring out if they took the ideal course of action or not, I’ve never ever flown an airplane so it’s tough to state that, however the result was satisfying.”
The examination is being handled as a partnership between the FAA and NHP.
Desert Flying Club launched this statement about the emergency situation landing, describing it as an engine failure:
Desert Flying Club is working directly with the FAA to determine the origin of the engine failure that demanded an emergency situation landing on the I15 highway. No further information can be launched until the investigation has been completed. Gratefully there were no injuries or residential or commercial property damage throughout the event. We value the rapid and professional reaction by the Nevada highway patrol and other responders.
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