MT. PLEASANT, SC (WCSC) - Hollis Collins says it's a miracle he's alive.
A member of Ohio skydiving group, Team Fastrax, Collins and four of his teammates boarded a small-engine plane Thursday, headed to Charleston to perform at the Cooper River Bridge Run.
While attempting to land at Greenville-Spartanburg International Airport to refuel, Collins says the engine stopped, and completely sputtered out.
"I think everybody on the plane was hoping for the best, but expecting the worst," said teammate John Garrido.
Added Fastrax member Shannon Woodbury, "I thought we were going to crash."
Instead, Collins, who was co-pilot at the time, took control of the plane, landing it safely in the middle of Highway 29 in Wellford.
No one was hurt. Even the plane was left completely intact.
"We missed signs and trees, everything by inches on both sides," said Collins.
"It's a miracle we're standing here today."
As scheduled, Team Fastrax performed during the national anthem at the Cooper River Bridge Run Saturday.
Collins said the team went through too much not to perform.
"One little malfunction on an airplane is not going to stop Team Fastrax from putting on an awesome show at the Cooper River Bridge Run."