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    Another crash-landing, no reported injuries

    I'm surprised no one posted it yet - a Southwest plane landed without front landing gear at LaGuardia. No servere injuries were reported so far.

    http://www.nbcnewyork.com/news/local...216501331.html

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    I'm glad that this wasn't more serious. There are conflicting reports that there may have been some minor injuries.

    Twitter:

    The Associated Press ‏@AP 6m
    Plane's nose gear collapses while landing at New York's LaGuardia Airport: http://apne.ws/138hd9s -CC
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    Steve Brusk ‏@stevebruskCNN 10m
    Five people have now reported injuries in the Southwest LaGuardia landing...none appear to be life-threatening
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    Alex Fitzpatrick ‏@AlexJamesFitz 3m
    5 passengers, 3 flight attendants injured on Southwest LGA nose gear collapse-landing, per @southwestair quoting "initial reports."
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    Jon Passantino ‏@passantino 52s
    Port Authority: "The nose wheel collapsed" on Southwest Flight at LaGuardia, up to 10 people treated at the scene, 6 transported to hospital
    Last edited by dardar1126; 07-23-2013 at 01:35 AM.

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    On NBC Nightly News they report that NTSB preliminary results suggest that this plane came down on its nose landing gear first, rather than the normal rear wheels first, then nose down. They speculate that the excessive force on the front landing gear caused the metal parts to break apart.

    EDIT: via Twitter...

    The Associated Press ‏@AP 32m
    NTSB says Southwest jet's nose gear hit ground before landing gear collapsed: http://apne.ws/18CexWb -SS
    Last edited by dardar1126; 07-26-2013 at 12:33 AM.

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