Thursday, Feb. 19, 2009 | 5:30 p.m.
A private aircraft landed safely at McCarran International Airport this afternoon after the left engine had to be shut down during the flight.
Federal Aviation Administration spokesman Ian Gregor said the Canada Air Challenger CL60 was en route to Ontario, Calif., when it diverted to Las Vegas because of the engine trouble.
McCarran spokesman Chris Jones said the plane landed without incident on the west side of the airport.
The Clark County Fire Department was alerted to the problem. Fire Department spokesman Scott Allison said no injuries were reported and the 48 people on board the regional jet all exited the aircraft safely after the incident, which happened about 4:20 p.m.
It was unclear what caused the engine trouble.
Gregor said the aircraft is owned by Michael Waltrip Racing.