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This photo provided by Bobby Abtahi, shows what officials say was a plane where the nose gear collapsed during landing at New York’s LaGuardia Airport, Monday, July 22, 2013. (Bobby Abtahi via AP)
This photo provided by Bobby Abtahi, shows what officials say was a plane where the nose gear collapsed during landing at New York’s LaGuardia Airport, Monday, July 22, 2013. (Bobby Abtahi via AP)

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 LaGuardia Airport says the airport's second runway reopened Tuesday morning. The other runway had reopened Monday.

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.

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.

The plane is being moved to a nearby hangar.

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

Guest

  • Kevin Hiatt, president and CEO of the Flight Safety Foundation, and a former Delta pilot.

This segment aired on July 23, 2013.

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