Small Plane Makes Emergency Landing on Elko Street
By TheNevadaGlobeStaff, April 20, 2023 4:33 pm
NEVADA – In the early morning hours of Thursday, a small airplane was forced to make an emergency landing on a street in Elko, Nevada. According to local law enforcement officials, the incident occurred just after 6:15 a.m. on Lupine Street, near the intersection of I-80.
The aircraft involved in the emergency landing was a Rans S-7 Courier, a small two-seat plane. The pilot of the plane reported a mechanical failure, which led to the need for an emergency landing.
Deputies from the local sheriff’s department were dispatched to the scene and arrived shortly thereafter. Upon arrival, they found the small aircraft on Lupine Street. Fortunately, the pilot was able to safely land the plane without causing any harm to themselves or others.
No injuries were reported as a result of the incident. The cause of the mechanical failure is currently under investigation, and officials have not yet released any additional details about the circumstances surrounding the emergency landing.
The incident caused some minor disruption to traffic in the area, but authorities were able to clear the scene relatively quickly, and no major road closures were necessary. Local residents expressed their relief that no one was injured in the incident and praised the pilot for their quick thinking and skillful handling of the situation.
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