UPDATE: Flight from Nashville Crash Lands at LaGuardia Airport

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UPDATE: 7/22/13 7:57 PM CDT

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.


UPDATE: 7/22/13 7:11 PM CDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Southwest Airlines says eight people have been hurt when a jet's front landing gear collapsed as it arrived at New York's LaGuardia Airport.

The Dallas-based airline says in a statement that initial information indicated five passengers and three flight attendants have reported injuries in the landing Monday evening.

There were 150 people aboard the flight from Nashville, Tenn.

The Federal Aviation Administration says the nose gear collapsed just after the plane landed Monday.

The Port Authority of New York and New Jersey says four people suffered anxiety attacks.

The FAA says the Flight 345 landed at 5:45 p.m. safely came to a stop on the tarmac.

The nose of the plane could be seen on the ground. The plane was surrounded with emergency vehicles.

The airport was temporarily closed, but one of two runways was operating shortly after 7 p.m.


NEW YORK (AP) -- Officials say the front landing gear of a plane arriving at New York's LaGuardia Airport collapsed as the aircraft touched down on the runway. The Federal Aviation Administration says the plane landed safely.

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 Port Authority 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. 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.

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

The FAA is investigating.

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