Small plane skids off runway at Fort Lauderdale Executive Airport

FORT LAUDERDALE, FLA. (WSVN) - A small plane has reportedly skidded off the runway at Fort Lauderdale Executive Airport Thursday morning.

According to Fort Lauderdale Police, the Cessna 340 twin-engine plane had just touched down when its left main landing gear collapsed.

A couple who was nearby the scene described what they saw. “Obviously, one wheel isn’t in the proper position,” said the unnamed man. “All I know is what I heard from you, that the wheel came up when he landed. It’s sad because it’s quite a bit of damage.”

Police said only the pilot was on-board the aircraft, and no injuries were reported.

Fire trucks arrived to the scene as a precaution, but no fire began as a result of the rough landing.

One runway at the airport is closed until the aircraft can be towed to a nearby hangar. A second runway is open for departing flights only at this time.

The FAA remains on the scene to investigate.

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