Tuesday, August 28, 2018

Cessna 150K, N6332G: Incident occurred August 27, 2018 near Henderson Executive Airport (KHND), Las Vegas, Clark County, Nevada

Federal Aviation Administration / Flight Standards District Office; Las Vegas, Nevada

Landed on an interstate road.

Flyboys Nevada LLC


Date: 27-AUG-18
Time: 12:58:00Z
Regis#: N6332G
Aircraft Make: CESSNA
Aircraft Model: 150K
Event Type: INCIDENT
Highest Injury: NONE
Aircraft Missing: No
Activity: UNKNOWN
Operation: 91

LAS VEGAS (FOX5) - A small plane landed on the highway south of Las Vegas Monday morning. 

Nevada Department of Transportation public information officer Tony Illia said the small plane landed in the southbound lanes of the I-15 near Sloan Road. 

The cause of the emergency landing was not available at this time. No injuries were reported. 

The plane, a Cessna 150K, was operated by a student and flight instructor and ran out of fuel, according to officials

Several agencies responded, including the FAA and the Nevada Highway Patrol. NHP troopers said the landing was risky, but successful, considering no one was injured.

“That’s always been our mission,” said NHP Trooper Travis Smaka. “Zero fatalities and luckily today, that mission was fulfilled and everyone was able to walk away unscathed.”

According to Smaka, the student was on his second or third lesson with an instructor from Desert Flying Club.

“It has been in the air for 1.3 hours,” said Smaka. “A typical 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 further examination.

Officials also said the investigation will determine if any charges or fines will be brought upon the pilot or school for landing on the highway.

“It turned out okay,” said Smaka. “But as far as determining if they took the right course of action or not, I’ve never flown a plane so it’s hard to say that, but the outcome was satisfactory.”

The investigation is being handled as a partnership between the FAA and NHP.

Desert Flying Club released this statement  about the emergency landing, referring to it as an engine failure:

Desert Flying Club is working directly with the FAA to determine the root cause of the engine failure that necessitated an emergency landing on the I15 freeway. No further details can be released until the investigation has been completed. Gratefully there were no injuries or property damage during the incident.  We appreciate the rapid and professional response by the Nevada highway patrol and other responders.  

Story and video ➤ http://www.fox5vegas.com

LAS VEGAS (KSNV) — A single-engine plane made an emergency landing on Interstate 15 Monday morning, causing a small traffic backup south of Las Vegas, according to a federal official.

Preliminary reports indicate a Cessna 150 was having engine problems, according to Ian Gregor with the FAA.

The pilot made the landing around 9:25 a.m. on southbound I-15, about four miles south of Henderson Executive Airport.

Two people were on board, and neither reported any injuries, Gregor said in an email.

Troopers with Nevada Highway Patrol said the plane ran out of fuel, with a student flying the plane with an instructor on board.

According to public records, the plane is registered to Flyboys Nevada LLC, which is based in Henderson.

Nevada Highway Patrol says all travel lanes are open, though cars are moving slowly on the southbound side.

Story and video ➤ https://news3lv.com

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