By Doug Phillips – South Florida Sun Sentinel

A landing gear mishap sent a small plane skidding off the runway at Key West International Airport Tuesday morning, officials said.

While coming in for a landing shortly before 7:30 a.m., the small, twin-engine plane ended up sliding off the north side of the runway, according to Monroe County officials.

The two people aboard the Beechcraft Travel Air were not hurt during the incident.

However at least one takeoff — a Delta Airlines flight — was delayed as the runway was closed for a short time so the plane could be moved.

The runway reopened shortly before 8:30 a.m.

There was no immediate word on what caused the plane’s landing gear to malfunction.