The pilot of a single-engine plane made an emergency landing early Sunday morning on a highway in Liberty after his plane ran low on fuel.
There were no injuries, and local authorities issued no citations to the pilot, according to a Liberty police dispatcher.
The pilot apparently had left Charles B. Wheeler Downtown Airport without refueling. On his way to Roosterville Airport near Liberty, the pilot heard the plane’s engine begin to sputter. He landed the plane on U.S. 69, near Heartland Drive, in Liberty, and notified authorities. After a visit from a fuel truck, the pilot took off from U.S. 69.
Joe McBride, a spokesman for the Kansas City Aviation Department, later said that fuel is available 24 hours a day all year long at Wheeler Downtown Airport, and that the lights were on at the airport at the time and always are when the airfield is open and light and visibility situations dictate.