Small plane has engine problem near Cuba, makes emergency landing in Key West

August 20, 2014 

This Beechcraft was en route to Belize when one of the engines experienced problems.


A small plane with two people aboard had problems with one of its engines Tuesday morning off Cuba, and made an emergency landing 45 minutes later at Key West International Airport. No one was injured.

Monroe County Fire Rescue responded to the airport around 11:20 a.m. The plane was a twin-engine Beechcraft with two people in it who were headed to Belize with missionary supplies, said Capt. Timmy Leonard.

"They were near Cuba waters," Leonard said. "The guys on board were frightened. They were unsure whether that motor would get them to Key West."

Their names and hometowns weren’t available.

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