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 Nevada Highway Patrol.
Trooper Jason Buratczuk with NHP said the plane landed near mile marker 19 on Kyle Canyon Road at 12:35 p.m.
An instructor pilot and a student were flying in a single-engine plane near Mt. Charleston as part of the student’s training when the engine stalled, Buratczuk said. The pilot tried to restart the engine, but was unable to.
The pilot safely landed the plane on Kyle Canyon Road and no one was injured, Buratczuk said. The plane was pulled towards the side of the road where mechanics disassembled the aircraft and transported it to the North Las Vegas Airport.
The cause of the engine failure was still being investigated, according to Buratczuk.
Las Vegas Fire and Rescue, NHP and the Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Department all responded to the incident.
LVMPD Lt. Chris Holmes said NHP closed the westbound lanes of U.S. Highway 95 at the frontage road and Kyle Canyon Road to traffic. Kyle Canyon Road heading east and west was also closed.
Traffic was being diverted to Lee Canyon Road, Holmes said.
According to Buratczuk, the roads had fully reopened just after 2 p.m.