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Air race pilot makes emergency landing on Nevada highway

Posted at 6:08 PM, Jun 06, 2019
and last updated 2019-06-06 21:08:50-04

Officials say an air race pilot made an emergency landing on a Nevada road after his plane experienced an electrical failure.

Reno Air Races officials say pilot Andy Findlay rerouted toward Reno Stead Airport after the failure occurred Wednesday night, but the problem worsened before he could make it.

Findlay landed on Pyramid Highway. Officials say Findlay was not injured and his aircraft did not sustain any damage in the landing

Findlay was participating in the Pylon Racing Seminar, a program that trains pilots in pylon air racing.

Officials say the emergency happened outside of event hours.

Findlay was a gold winner in the sport class of the STIHL National Championship Air Races last year.