Plane's nose gear collapses in LaGuardia landing

LaGuardia incident

Credit: WABC

The landing gear of a Southwest Airlines Boeing 737 appeared to collapse after landing at LaGuardia Airport in New York on July 22, 2013.

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Associated Press

Posted on July 22, 2013 at 4:30 PM

NEW YORK -- Officials say the nose gear of a plane landing at New York's LaGuardia Airport collapsed as the aircraft touched down. NBC News has reported three people suffered minor injuries.

The Port Authority of New York and New Jersey has temporarily closed the airport.

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 with the front of the plane pointing down to the ground. The plane, which was carrying 149 passengers and crew, was surrounded with emergency vehicles.

Dallas-based Southwest Airlines spokespeople didn't immediately respond to phone and email inquiries.

The FAA is investigating.

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