Official: 10 hurt as landing gear collapses at NYC

The nose gear of Southwest Airlines 737 collapsed as the plane landed at LaGuardia Airport in New York, but preliminary reports suggest no one was injured. (Bobby Abtahi)

July 22, 2013 6:03:18 PM PDT
Authorities say a Southwest Airlines flight's nose gear collapsed as it hit the ground at LaGuardia Airport in New York.

Authorities say Southwest Flight 345 plane was headed to New York from Nashville.

The pilots reported possible landing gear issues before landing, and when it came time to hit the ground, the 737's nose gear collapsed on the runway.

The plane, which was carrying 149 passengers and crew, safely came to a stop around 5:45pm EST, and was surrounded with emergency vehicles as passengers deplaned via emergency chutes. The nose of the plane could be seen on the ground.

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.

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

The FAA is investigating the incident.

The Associated Press contributed to this report

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