A small plane lands on highway in the vicinity of Las Vegas, no one hurt

HENDERSON, Nev. – Authorities say a small plane made an emergency landing on a highway in the vicinity of Las Vegas at the end of the morning rush hour.

No one was injured, but the single-engine plane to the landing and snarled traffic.

Airport highway patrol and Federal Aviation Administration officials say the pilot of the Cessna 150 reported engine problems around 9:15 p.m. Monday and landed on Interstate 15 about 4 miles (6.4 km) from Henderson Executive Airport.

Nevada Highway Patrol Officer Travis Smaka says the plane is parked from the southern lanes.

The pilot and passenger were not identified.

Calls to the airplane’s registered owner, Flyboys Nevada, were broken after apparently being answered.

Airport spokeswoman Christine Crews says the plane took off minutes before the emergency landing.

FAA spokesman Ian Gregor says the agency is investigating.

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