Official: 10 hurt as landing gear collapses at NYC
8:59 PM, Jul 22, 2013
7:02 AM, Jul 23, 2013
UPDATE: NEW YORK (AP) -- Officials say the nose wheel of a Southwest Airlines flight landing at New York's LaGuardia Airport collapsed right after the aircraft touched down on the runway.
The Port Authority of New York and New Jersey says 10 passengers were treated at the scene Monday night, with six being taken to a hospital with minor injuries. The six crew members were taken to another hospital for observation.
Dallas-based Southwest says there were 150 people on the flight, while the Port Authority says it was 149.
The Federal Aviation Administration said Flight 345 from Nashville, Tenn., landed at 5:45 p.m., and came safely to a stop at the edge of the runway. The nose of the Boeing 737 could be seen on the ground.
NEW YORK — The FAA says the front landing gear of a plane arriving at New York's LaGuardia Airport collapsed shortly after the plane touched down on the runway.
The Federal Aviation Administration originally reported the gear collapsed as the plane landed Monday.
The Port Authority of New York and New Jersey says they have ‘several' accounts of people reporting physical injuries. The extent of the injuries was not immediately known. Officials say four people suffered anxiety attacks.
The airport was temporarily closed, but one of two runways was operating shortly after 7 p.m.
The FAA says the Southwest Airlines flight from Nashville landed at 5:45 p.m. Monday and safely came to a stop on the tarmac. The nose of the plane could be seen on the ground. The plane, which was carrying 149 passengers and crew, was surrounded with emergency vehicles.