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2 planes faced landing troubles at Witham Field in Stuart

The FAA says 2 planes had troubles while landing at Witham Field in Stuart. (File photo | WPEC)

Two planes had emergency issues while landing at Witham Field in Stuart, according to the Federal Aviation Administration.

Just after 10 am., a Beach King Air 90 landed safely after the crew reported it could not extend the aircraft's right main gear during approach. The FAA said the aircraft remained in a holding pattern until the crew could extend the landing gear.

Just before 3 p.m., a Piper PA60 Aerostar went off Runway 34. The plane skidded into the grass when the nose gear collapsed during landing, according to FAA spokeswoman Arlene Salac. No word yet on the condition of the pilot.

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