Southwest Plane's Nose Gear Collapsed Backward, into Body of Jet in LaGuardia Hard Landing: NTSB

Ten people were injured when the plane made a hard landing at the airport

Wednesday, Jul 24, 2013  |  Updated 9:49 AM EDT
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A passenger on the Southwest Airlines flight that made a hard landing at LaGuardia recorded the entire incident. He shared the video and recounted the scene with NBC 4 New York. Marc Santia reports.

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A passenger on the Southwest Airlines flight that made a hard landing at LaGuardia recorded the entire incident. He shared the video and recounted the scene with NBC 4 New York. Marc Santia reports.

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WATCH: Plane Skids to a Scary Halt on Runway

Video obtained by NBC 4 New York shows the Southwest Airlines plane skidding down the runway at LaGuardia Airport Monday after its landing gear collapsed.

Southwest Flight Landing Gear Collapses at LaGuardia

The front landing gear on a Boeing 737 collapsed as the plane touched down at LaGuardia Airport Monday, causing the aircraft to skid and spark along the runway, according to witnesses, injuring as many as 10 people.
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The National Transportation Safety Board says the nose gear of a Southwest Airlines jet collapsed backward and into the body of the aircraft following a hard landing at LaGuardia Airport.

The NTSB found the landing gear "collapsed rearward and upward into the fuselage, damaging the electronics bay that houses avionics."

The agency said on its Twitter feed the plane skidded 2,175 feet before stopping at the edge of the runway Monday.

It posted a photo showing the jet's electronics bay penetrated by the landing gear with only the right axle still attached.

Investigators recovered the flight data and cockpit voice recorders on Tuesday. They'll be analyzed by the NTSB.

Ten people suffered minor injuries during Flight 345's landing, and passengers had to escape on emergency chutes. The plane was coming from Nashville, Tenn.

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