4holer From United States of America, joined Feb 2002, 2941 posts, RR: 10 Reply 5, posted (7 years 2 months 3 weeks 3 days 22 hours ago) and read 8812 times:
Quick Google for Vegas news turns up this. Seems minor...
From http://www.reviewjournal.com/ "Wind pushes plane on to Tropicana
Strong winds have pushed the nose of a small plane over a fence at McCarran International Airport. The nose of the plane is poking onto Tropicana Ave. Traffic has been stopped on Tropicana in both directions"
Boy, I guess I'm REALLY late! Shoulda skipped the italics!!
OPNLguy From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR: Reply 11, posted (7 years 2 months 3 weeks 3 days 22 hours ago) and read 8690 times:
The friend out there who initially called me (after seeing it) was under the impression that it had gone off the end of the runway, which seemed a logical conclusion for him to make. I mean, we hear more about aircraft running off runways than we do hearing about unattended parked aircraft that roll somewhere they shouldn't.
Obviously, we now know that it was something far less serious, which I'm glad for, and I wish I'd made the subject line a little more general until some facts were confirmed. My apologies to anyone unduly alarmed...
Futurecaptain From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR: Reply 13, posted (7 years 2 months 3 weeks 3 days 21 hours ago) and read 8557 times:
Quoting SirOmega (Reply 12): Its been really gusty today. I was out working on a site around 2pm and I was getting pushed around by the wind.
Noticed that when I check old METAR's.
If it happened earlier I'm surprised it took this long to get a topic started. We here at a.net should already be discussing events like this, have the reg of the a/c, and pics before the media even pics up on it.
SurferX From United States of America, joined Mar 2005, 124 posts, RR: 0 Reply 18, posted (7 years 2 months 3 weeks 3 days 12 hours ago) and read 8110 times:
I saw this on the news last night (I live in Vegas)...Apparently, it happened around 6pm. The wind was up to about 40 kts today...
I was watching the arrivals earlier today, and they were using 01L, so I too thought that the plane overshot the runway, but when I found out that the plane wasn't chocked and apparently the parking brake was not activated, I just started laughing...
However, I still don't understand how a plane that big was able to move so far. It was about halfway down Tropicana near the runway, when the executive terminal (where it should have been parked) is at the west corner of Tropicana and Koval (diagonal to the backend of the MGM Grand).
SurferX From United States of America, joined Mar 2005, 124 posts, RR: 0 Reply 19, posted (7 years 2 months 3 weeks 3 days 12 hours ago) and read 8090 times:
From the Las Vegas Review-Journal:
A small passenger jet knocked down a fence at McCarran International Airport and poked its nose several feet into Tropicana Avenue on Wednesday night, causing at least one fender bender and forcing the street's closure from Koval Lane to Paradise Road for about five hours.
The unoccupied plane struck the fence about 6:45 p.m.
Linda Healey, a spokeswoman for McCarran, said officials didn't know what caused the Dassault Falcon 900 EX to go through the fence. The plane had been parked on the tarmac before it moved toward the street, Healey said.
A crane was brought in to move the aircraft. By 10:55 p.m., crews had moved it away from the road, and Tropicana had reopened.
The jet is owned by TP Aviation, in care of McAfee & Taft, according to the Federal Aviation Administration.
Oklahoma City-based McAfee & Taft is a law firm that works on mergers and acquisitions, employment law and other matters, according to its Web site.
About 8 p.m., the airplane's nose was protruding onto Tropicana while workers unloaded fuel before moving the jet. A large section of fence, more than 20 feet long, that separates Tropicana from McCarran was knocked down in front of the plane.
Las Vegas police redirected traffic and turned away pedestrians from the area.
Sharif Malik, 36, saw the plane knock down the fence. The security guard with CPS Security Solutions said he was patrolling property directly across from McCarran when he saw the plane break through the fence.
"I saw it and backed up to make space in case of an explosion," Malik said. "I wanted to keep distance."
Malik couldn't guess the airplane's speed as it approached Tropicana, but he said it "wasn't very fast."
Malik immediately called 911 and watched as personnel that he suspected were from McCarran swarmed the plane.
Three taxicabs traveling on Tropicana at the time crashed when one of the vehicles swerved as the airplane approached, Malik said.
"You know when you are driving and see an airplane on the street? It was a surprise," he said.
Las Vegas police Lt. Tim Opendyk, who was at the scene Wednesday night, said the cabdrivers weren't injured in the crash and were walking around after the accident.
The incident drew onlookers. One man, Sam Sanchez, 63, said he was watching the news at his home, about three blocks away, and wanted to see the airplane for himself.
Standing about 80 yards from the airplane, Sanchez said he had never seen anything like it in the 10 years he has lived in Las Vegas.
"These things happen," he said. "I still believe airplanes are safer than cars."
Review-Journal writer Brian Haynes contributed to this story.
Quote from the Report: "WRECKAGE AND IMPACT INFORMATION
A total of three automobiles (a passenger car, sports car, and mini-van), two airport perimeter fences, a railroad track, and two concrete curbs were damaged during the runway overrun. The airplane came to rest on federal property operated by the U.S. Army as Fort Bliss."
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25 N9512c: Wow that article by Klas-tv was actualy fairly informative and acurate for a media report on something aviation related.
26 AirTranTUS: Yes, the article was good, but did you watch the video? Ms. I-Fuel-Jets-For-A-Living says it is a Learjet. When did Learjet start making planes I rea