Plane I-75 emergency landing Tampa area: Single engine aircraft damaged upon landing

TAMPA, Fla. (AP) -- Fire rescue officials in Tampa say a single engine plane carrying three people made a hard landing in the median of Interstate 75.

   Hillsborough County Fire Rescue units responded to the scene east of Tampa just after 9:30 a.m. Thursday.

   Officials say the aircraft did not crash, but was damaged when it landed. 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.

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