Small plane's nose gear collapses while landing in Marathon

No injuries reported

By Amanda Batchelor - Senior Digital Editor
T.J. Henderson

Courtesy: Florida Keys Marathon International Airport Director T.J. Henderson.

MARATHON, Fla. - A small airplane's nose gear collapsed Thursday afternoon while it was landing in Marathon.

The incident was reported at 1:10 p.m. at Florida Keys Marathon International Airport.

T.J. Henderson

Monroe County spokeswoman Cammy Clark said two people were aboard the single-engine Cirrus SR22. The pilot was identified as Steven Toffler, 53, and his passenger was identified as Diane Toffler, 49.

Neither were injured in the landing.

Clark said the plane and debris were removed from the runway, which reopened at 2 p.m.

She said four international arrival flights circle the airport until they were permitted to land.

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