At least ten people were injured and six taken to hospital after a plane’s nose wheel collapsed when it landed at New York’s LaGuardia Airport, according to reports.
Southwest Airlines Flight 345, which had travelled from Nashville, skidded off the runway, resulting in the temporary closure of the airport.
The airline confirmed in a statement: “Southwest Airlines flight 345 landed at New York’s LaGuardia at 5:40 PM Eastern Monday evening from Nashville.
“The aircraft is a Boeing 737-700. Eyewitness reports indicate the aircraft’s nose gear collapsed upon landing.
“There were 150 people on board including Customers and Crew. All Customers have been deplaned and transferred to the terminal.
“Initial reports indicate local responders are caring for five Customers and three flight attendants who have reported injuries at this time.
“Southwest is cooperating with local authorities, and the NTSB has been notified.”