A Virgin Airlines flight en route to New Jersey from California was diverted to McCarran International Airport on Friday morning after the crew reported smoke in the cockpit, according to airport officials.
A harsh lesson from Mother Nature about the fragility of the region’s transportation infrastructure and the need to protect Las Vegas’ lifeblood of tourism with better ways to move 40 million tourists and the residents who live here illustrate the importance of transportation to the valley, a panel concurred on Thursday.
An aircraft that experienced “an in-flight emergency” landed safely Thursday at Creech Air Force Base at Indian Springs, 45 miles northwest of Las Vegas, base spokeswoman Capt. Stephani Schafer said in an email.
Interstate 15 near Moapa has been reopened in both directions and restrictions requiring trucks to detour more than 60 miles out of their way have been lifted.
Nevada is getting more than $11 million in federal transportation money to help build the Boulder City Bypass.