Plane makes emergency landing on Highway 50 west of Dayton

A twin-engined aircraft is towed east on Highway 50 to the Silver Springs Airport.

A twin-engined aircraft is towed east on Highway 50 to the Silver Springs Airport.

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A twin-engine aircraft that made an emergency landing on Highway 50 west of Dayton was towed to the Silver Springs Airport on Friday afternoon.

Escorted by Nevada State Police and Nevada Department of Transportation vehicles, the aircraft made its way through Dayton Valley past Stage Coach with a line of vehicles following behind.

The plane made an emergency landing on Highway 50 at Pradere just west of Dayton shortly after noon on Friday.

The eastbound lanes of the highway were closed just after the landing. No one was injured, according to a social media post by the Lyon County Sheriff’s Office.

At 3:30 p.m. the site indicated slow moving traffic due to airplane movement along the highway and warned motorists they should expect delays or use an alternate route.

More than an hour and 15 minutes later the motorcade inched through the roundabout at highways 50 and 439 entering Silver Springs.

The aircraft reportedly ran out of fuel.

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