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Nobody injured when small plane makes emergency landing on Kyle Canyon Road

A small aircraft sits on State Route 157 (Kyle Canyon Road) after making an emergency landing about 12:35 p.m. Sunday, Jan. 20, 2019. Neither of the two people on board were injured, but the landing caused traffic problems for motorists headed to and from Mt. Charleston. (Ciara Bergman via Facebook)

SUNDAY 2:02 P.M. UPDATE | The plane has been pushed off Kyle Canyon Road, which is about to be re-opened to traffic.

Ira Smith, the pilot of the single-engine 1980 model Piper Tomahawk said he was teaching a student when the engine failed. The flight took off from North Las Vegas Airport to practice ground maneuvers, Smith said.

The plane will be dissembled and taken back to NLV Airport. No charges are pending according to Nevada Highway Patrol, and the cause of the engine failure is unknown.

ORIGINAL | A small aircraft made an emergency landing on Kyle Canyon Road (State Route 157).

Radio reports indicate two people were on board and nobody was injured in the 12:35 p.m. Sunday, Jan. 20, incident.

The Nevada Highway Patrol shut down westbound U.S. 95 at the frontage road and Kyle Canyon Road, said Lt. Chris Holmes of the Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Department.


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