Small plane lands on road near USF

- A small plane was forced to land on the road Sunday night in Temple Terrace.

Police say the pilot landed safely at 56th and Graduate near the University of South Florida.

The pilot was the only one on board and was not hurt.

It’s unclear why the plane had to make the emergency landing.

Tampa International Airport released this statement regarding the plane landing in the roadway:

"A Cessna flying from Pensacola to Peter O. Knight Airport on Davis Island they tried to divert to Tampa Executive Airport in Hillsborough County and it landed somewhere in the vicinity of USF.  We understand there aren't any injuries at this time."

The FAA is investigating.

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