Landing issues cause temporary shut down at Key West Airport

KEY WEST, Fla. (WSVN) — Key West International Airport was temporarily closed down Wednesday, after a sea plane encountered a rough landing.

It all happened right before 6 p.m., when the aircraft was returning from a sightseeing tour.

The plane became disabled on the runway after part of its landing gear broke apart. According to officials, there were 11 people on board who all walked away and declined medical treatment.

The airport was closed for about 90 minutes to ensure the safety of the pilot and passengers. It was able to resume operations shortly after.

No flights were delayed during the shutdown, but one flight was diverted to Miami International Airport after waiting 40 minutes to land.

The plane has since been towed from the runway.

The Federal Aviation Administration has been notified of the incident.