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NYC Airport Reopens After Jet's Hard Landing, Upstate Woman On Board

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Smoke and flames could be seen on LaGuardia Airport's runway as the Southwest Flight landed. Smoke and flames could be seen on LaGuardia Airport's runway as the Southwest Flight landed.
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NYC Airport Reopens After Jet's Hard Landing, Upstate Woman On Board

July 23, 2013 7:50 a.m.

A New York City airport is fully operating again following the hard landing of a Southwest Airlines jet a day earlier.

A spokesman for the agency that runs La Guardia Airport says the airport's second runway reopened Tuesday morning. The other runway had reopened Monday.

The nose gear on a Southwest plane arriving from Nashville, Tenn., collapsed after landing Monday. Officials say 10 passengers were treated at the scene, and six were taken to the hospital with minor injuries. The airport was closed for more than an hour.

Dallas-based Southwest says 150 people were on board.

The plane is being moved to a nearby hangar.

The FAA is investigating, as is the National Transportation Safety Board.

Nose Gear Collapses At LaGuardia, Upstate Woman On Board

July 22, 2013

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.

Yvette Pendergrass of Fountain Inn was on the plane. She spoke with 7 On Your Side anchor Amy Wood. 

Pendergrass said. "The plane went straight down and we heard a big boom and all of a sudden I was at the front of the plane.  It filled with smoke and people started panicking and having breathing problems".  As of 1:00 a.m. she still did not have her luggage. No one was seriously hurt. 

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