Small Plane Lands On Interstate 75 Near Tampa, Florida (PHOTO)

08/23/2012 10:40 am ET | Updated Aug 24, 2012

TAMPA, Fla. -- 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.