10 Injured When Southwest Flight Skids To Stop In NYC

By: CBS News (Posted by Melissa Brunner)
By: CBS News (Posted by Melissa Brunner)
The Federal Aviation Administration says the nose gear of a Southwest Airlines jet collapsed just after the plane landed Monday.

This picture taken by a witness shows passengers evacuating Southwest Airlines Flight 345 after landing gear collapsed at LaGuardia Airport in New York City on July 22, 2013. / Matthew J Friedman and Frank Ferramosca

NEW YORK (CBS) Several people were hurt when a jet's front landing gear collapsed as it arrived at New York's LaGuardia Airport, officials said.

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.

There were 150 people aboard the flight from Nashville, Tenn., that skidded to a halt on the runway.

The Federal Aviation Administration says the nose gear collapsed just after the plane landed Monday.

The Port Authority of New York and New Jersey also said four people suffered anxiety attacks.

The FAA says the Flight 345 landed at 5:45 p.m. safely came to a stop on the tarmac.

A photo taken by a witness shows passengers evacuating via an inflatable slide. The nose of the plane could be seen on the ground, and the plane was surrounded with emergency vehicles.

The airport was temporarily closed, but one of two runways was operating shortly after 7 p.m.

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