Plane Crash-Lands Into Vegas Golf Course Pond


Golfers who teed it up for a twilight round of golf at Painted Desert Golf Course in Las Vegas on Thursday were in for a surprise.

A pond between the 13th and 14th holes on the Jay Moorish-designed course became the site of a crash-landing by a pilot who experienced engine failure not far from the Vegas strip, nor TPC Summerlin, the host of this week’s PGA Tour event.

Las Vegas’ News3LV NBC affiliate station had more information on the crash.

The FAA continues its investigation into a plane that made an emergency landing in water at the Painted Desert Golf Course in the northwest valley on Thursday.

The landing was reported just before 6 p.m. on Thursday at the course located near U.S. 95 and Ann Road.

Las Vegas Fire and Rescue says the two men onboard the plane survived and were rushed to UMC with minor injuries.


An official cause of the crash has not been released but a spokesperson with the FAA says the plane was in route to the North Las Vegas airport when the pilot reported losing an engine.

Sources tell us this plane is affiliated with the Airwork flight school. News 3 reached out to the school but the owner declined to comment.

The FAA has not given an update on the investigation or when the plane will be removed from the water.

The back nine holes of the Painted Desert Golf Course are currently closed. Golfers are still taking advantage of the first nine holes. The course is hoping to open the back nine holes by Saturday.

Painted Desert is only eight miles from the site of this week’s Shriners Hospitals for Children Open.



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