A small airplane made an emergency landing on a rural Black Hawk County road Sunday night. The Federal Aviation Administration plans to investigate the forced landing, which occurred just west of Cedar Falls.
The pilot, Mike Welton of Waterloo, told local law enforcement officials that he guided the small aircraft down on a rural gravel road after the plane’s engine suddenly stalled while in flight. Neither Welton, nor his passenger, were injured.
Authorities say Welton made a slight adjustment to the undamaged plane, jumped back in the cockpit and took off. He flew the aircraft to the Waterloo Regional Airport with no further problems.