Sunday, September 21, 2014

Beech 77, N3846U: Incident occurred September 21, 2014 in Liberty, Clay County, Missouri


LIBERTY, Mo. - A pilot was forced to land a small plane on a road near Liberty Hospital on Sunday morning. 

 Liberty police said the aircraft ran out of fuel, forcing the landing near on Heartland Drive. No one was hurt.

The pilot, who is from Carrollton, Mo., said he left the downtown airport Sunday morning while the fueling stations were still closed.

He planned on making a stop for fuel along the way, but that didn't work out.

When he got to Liberty, the plane was sputtering and he knew he had to put it down.

He landed the plane on 69 Highway and taxied it to Heartland Drive and called authorities.

A mobile gas truck refueled the plane, and he took off on southbound 69 Highway as police blocked traffic.

Police said there are no reports of damage from the emergency landing.

The pilot did not want to talk on camera but said his more than 20 years of experience helped him safely landed the plane on the highway.

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LIBERTY, MO (KCTV) - A pilot was forced to land North of I-35 on 69 highway Sunday morning.

Police say the plane made the emergency landing because it ran out of fuel.

No injuries or damages were reported.

Highway 69 will shut down momentarily after the plane refuels and will be allowed to take off.

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