Several passengers and flight attendants are reporting injuries after the landing gear of their plane failed during arrival at La Guardia Airport on July 22. According to WNYW-TV, the Southwest Airlines plane attempted to land after a flight from Nashville International Airport around 5:40 p.m. when the nose gear collapsed during touch down.
“The aircraft skidded down the runway on its nose and then veered off and came to a rest in the grass area,” said Thomas Bosco, acting director of aviation for the New York and New Jersey Port Authority. The Port Authority oversees all activity that takes place at area airports, including La Guardia. Bosco stated that the Port Authority closed the airport for over an hour Monday evening, but all runways were up and running by the next morning.
Pending further investigation into why the landing gear failed, officials have moved the plane to a nearby hangar for review by the Federal Aviation Administration as well as the National Transportation Safety Board.
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