ST. PETERSBURG (CBSMiami/AP) — A scary situation thankfully had a happy ending on Sunday.READ MORE: Florida Task Force Makes Recommendations On Condo Safety
A teenage pilot flying a small vintage plane has made an emergency landing on a golf course at the St. Petersburg Country Club.
St. Petersburg police spokesman Rob Shaw tells news outlets that neither the unidentified 18-year-old pilot nor a 17-year-old passenger was hurt in the Saturday afternoon incident, despite one of the plane’s wings being damaged after clipping a tree while the plane was stopping.READ MORE: Attorney: Parkland School Gunman Nikolas Cruz To Plead Guilty To Massacre
Shaw says the 1939 Taylorcraft, one of three planes flying from Lakeland to Manatee County, was experiencing mechanical problems.
Police say the pilot was initially going to attempt to land at Albert Whitted Airport in St. Petersburg, but realized he was not going to make it there.
Instead, he landed on the biggest open space he could find — the golf course’s 12th fairway.MORE NEWS: Parkland Survivor David Hogg On Potential Guilty Plea: 'It's Horrific That Our Community Has To Continue Going Through This'
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