Sunday, January 20, 2019

Piper PA-38-112 Tomahawk, N25410: Incident occurred January 20, 2019 near Mount Charleston, Clark County, Nevada

A small plane made an emergency landing Sunday afternoon on Kyle Canyon Road, according to Las Vegas police.

The Metropolitan Police Department and Nevada Highway Patrol were called about 12:30 p.m. Sunday to Kyle Canyon Road, between mile markers 18 and 19, just west of U.S. Highway 95, according to Metropolitan Police Department Lt. Chris Holmes.

An instructor pilot and a student were flying a single-engine plane near Mount Charleston when the engine stalled, the Nevada Highway Patrol said in a release Sunday evening. Attempts to restart the engine failed, and the instructor landed the craft safely on the road. No one was injured, the release said.

Kyle Canyon Road was closed in both directions for about two hours Sunday, according to police. Roads reopened just after 2:30 p.m.

The plane was moved to the side of the road and would be disassembled and moved back to North Las Vegas Airport, the release said. The cause of the engine failure was unknown Sunday evening.

Original article can be found here ➤

LAS VEGAS (FOX5) -- A small aircraft had to make an emergency landing on Kyle Canyon Road, heading towards Mount Charleston, on Sunday afternoon, according to Las Vegas Fire and Rescue.

LVFR said the plane landed near mile marker 19 on Kyle Canyon Road at around 12:30 p.m. All occupants inside the plane were safely escorted out. No injuries were reported.

Las Vegas Metropolitan police Lt. Chris Holmes said the pilot was experiencing engine failure before making the emergency landing.

Nevada Highway Patrol closed the westbound lanes of U.S. Highway 95 at the frontage road and Kyle Canyon Road to traffic, according to Holmes. Kyle Canyon Road heading east and west was also closed. 

Traffic was being diverted to Lee Canyon Road, Holmes said.

Original article can be found here ➤


  1. Lots of wide open spaces out there. Can't do that here in western PA!


  2. Agreed.

    I still wonder how the fellow set the Ercoupe down on Lakeshore Dr in Chicago on a Friday afternoon.

    Not a scratch.

    Good piloting to both.

  3. I saw that, didn't he have to fly the Ercoupe under a bridge before touchdown? The Traumahawk lived up to it's name on this flight. Glad all ended well.

  4. I know this plane personally, owner is an ignorant guy that refuses to do proper maintenance of his plane. It had SEVERAL unreported engine issues prior. Plane actually was damaged in this forced landing, look at the wing. Kyle Canyon road area is what they called NW Practice Area in Vegas, it is very busy and the road itself plus the HWY 95 is used for emergency landings, lonesome road with just few cars, who knows how he clipped something with his wing.