Pilot okay after hard landing at Pyramid Lake
The pilot of a small plane is okay after a hard landing at Pyramid Lake Friday.
Early the afternoon of August 12, 2016, 911 dispatch starting getting calls from a man who said his plane had crashed in the area of Needles, along the northwest part of the lake. He walked away from the plane with no serious injuries.
The landing took place off road and no traffic was affected.
Emergency crews from the Pyramid Lake Paiute Tribe and Truckee Meadows Fire Protection District caught up with the pilot about an hour later. They then found the plane, on its wheels but not able to fly.
The pilot had been trying to land when he clipped the post from a cattle guard. It's not clear why he was trying to land. The incident is under investigation.
The plane is a single-engine prop Grumman American.