Plane Makes Emergency Landing On Road

plane airplane clipartArnolds Park, Iowa — A small airplane made an emergency landing on a Dickinson County blacktop after running out of fuel early Thursday evening.

The Dickinson County Sheriff’s Office says they received multiple calls around 6 pm Thursday about a small airplane on County Blacktop A31, east of Arnolds Park.  They say one of the calls was from the Storm Lake Airport advising that the airplane had to make an emergency landing.

Dickinson County authorities identify the pilot as John Walker of Waterloo.  They say Walker was able to land the airplane safely.  The road was closed long enough for Walker to get some fuel.  After refueling the airplane, he continued on to the Okoboji Airport.