Small plane lands on Florida interstate near Tampa

August 23, 2012 8:14:08 AM PDT
Fire rescue officials in Florida say a single engine plane carrying three people has landed in the median of Interstate 75 near Tampa.

Hillsborough County Fire Rescue units responded just after 9:30 a.m. Thursday to the scene east of Tampa, which will host this year's Republican National Convention next week.

Officials say the aircraft did not crash, but was damaged when it made a hard landing. They say an estimated 60 gallons of fuel may have spilled onto the ground. A hazardous materials team is at the scene.

Authorities say the pilot and two passengers were not injured.

No further details were immediately available.