Nathan Gogo here with the weekend outlook: Bright, blue skies and breezy winds out of the south once again for Sunday as temperatures rise to the mid 80's.
A Piper Cherokee, such as this one shown in a file photo, safely landed on a beach in Galveston. (File)
GALVESTON (January 5, 2014) The pilot of a single-engine plane that was running out of fuel made a safe emergency landing Saturday afternoon on Stewart Beach in Galveston.
None of the four people aboard was hurt.
A couple, their 7-year-old son and the pilot were in the Piper Cherokee at the time.
Passenger Doyle Thibodeaux said the pilot, Brian Himel, tried to make it to nearby Scholes International Airport when he couldn't switch to the last of plane’s four fuel tanks.
Himel planned to fly the single-engine plane off the beach as soon as he could refuel.
Thibodeaux, his wife and their son, meanwhile, said they would continue their trip from Patterson, La., to the Houston area by car.
Viewers with disabilities can get assistance accessing this station's FCC Public Inspection File by contacting the station with the information listed below. Questions or concerns relating to the accessibility of the FCC's online public file system should be directed to the FCC at 888-225-5322, 888-835-5322 (TTY), or email@example.com.