LaGuardia Airport in New York City stopped accepting flights on Monday evening after a Boeing 737 landed at the airport without its front landing gear. The Southwest flight 345, from Nashville, had previously reported possible issues with its landing gear.
Investigators are gathering info on this evening's Southwest flight 345 incident while landing at LaGuardia.— NTSB (@NTSB) July 22, 2013
According to a New York-based ABC affiliate, there were 143 passengers and 5 crew on the plane. Port Authority told the station that four passengers were treated for anxiety attacks at the scene, and "several" were hospitalized with neck and back injuries. There are no reports of serious injuries or fatalities. Every passenger made it off the flight OK, according to multiple reports.
Standby for more information regarding #Flight345 BNA-LGA. We are gathering details and will post a statement soon.— Southwest Airlines (@SouthwestAir) July 22, 2013
LaGuardia, meanwhile, is not closed, despite earlier reports. But it's not accepting incoming flights. Initial reports indicate that the front landing gear collapsed after landing.
- LaGuardia Airport