A single-engine plane made an emergency landing Thursday morning on I-75, alarming drivers stuck in traffic near Gibsonton.
Luckily it was a relatively successful landing, witnesses said, and pilot Charles Pulliam– who has been flying for 30 years – and two people on board did not report injuries.
"Without a doubt, he saved those people's lives," Pulliam's daughter said.
Part of the right wing was sheered off, and the plane suffered damage in the landing. An estimated 60 gallons of fuel may have spilled onto the ground, officials said.
The plane took off from Peter O. Knight airport this morning heading for Miami. Shortly after takeoff, they had to make the landing after noticing a low voltage light.
"Thankfully enough he knew what he had to do to bring that plane down," his niece told Fox 13. "Nobody was hurt. Nobody on the interstate was hurt. Everything was fine."
FOX 13 / WTVT-TV
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