LAS VEGAS (KLAS) — The Federal Aviation Administration says it received a report that a door fell from an aircraft at the intersection of Pueblo Street and San Miguel Avenue which is near Nellis Air Force Base in Las Vegas, NV.
Tony Pitts, a resident in the nieghborhood where the door landed, gave 8NewsNow a detailed account of what happened.
According to Nellis AFB, the aircraft operates from the base, but it does not belong to the facility.
Nellis Air Force Base sent the following statement.
“A panel fell from an A-4 aircraft near a Las Vegas residence today. The A-4 belongs to Draken International, who can be contacted for further information at email@example.com.”
Draken International sent the following statement:
“An access panel fell off a Draken aircraft this afternoon shortly after departing Nellis AFB on a routine training mission. Draken, along with our Nellis partners and the FAA, are conducting a thorough investigation to identify the cause. Draken remains focused on safety in every step of maintenance and flight operations. We appreciate the continued support from Nellis and the surrounding communities, and are thankful no one was injured.”