Pilot uninjured after plane crash-lands on highway median

July 28, 2021 GMT

LAS VEGAS (AP) — The pilot of a small plane that crash-landed Wednesday on the median of a southern Nevada highway was uninjured and got out before the aircraft burned, authorities said.

The incident occurred on U.S. 95 in a rural area northwest of Las Vegas, officials said.

The pilot declined medical treatment after the crash, the Nye County Sheriff’s Office said in a brief statement.

The pilot told passers-by that his plane lost power and that he was unable to lower the landing gear, KLAS-TV reported.

The pilot was the only person aboard the single-engine Lancair IV and nobody on the ground was injured, the Federal Aviation Administration said in a statement.

The FAA said it and the National Transportation Safety Board would investigate.

No additional information was immediately available.