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Southwest Plane Crash Lands At LaGuardia Airport

The plane’s front landing gear reportedly collapsed upon touchdown in New York. Check back for updates.


Troy

@Heatmizuh

@spann From my cousin at LaGuardia Airport. Landing gear failed on @southwestair plane.

3. The plane was flying from Nashville.


Steve Brusk

@stevebruskCNN

The plane was SWA Fight 345 from Nashville to LaGaurdia

4. And was a Boeing 737 aircraft built in 1999.


Ian Petchenik

@petchmo

The @SouthwestAir plane on the runway at #LGA is N753SW (MSN 29848) a @BoeingAirplanes 737-700, built in 1999. #avgeek


Bobby Abtahi

@BobbyAbtahi

Southwest plane with wheel that just came off. Unbelievable.

#SW Airlines nose gear collapses on landing at #LaGuardia airport. No serious injuries.

— jim hoffer (@NYCinvestigates)

jim hoffer

@NYCinvestigates

#SW Airlines nose gear collapses on landing at #LaGuardia airport. No serious injuries.

So I don't think I ever want to fly again -

— Pamela Engel (@PamEngel12)

Pamela Engel

@PamEngel12

So I don’t think I ever want to fly again -

@SouthwestAir plane just emergency landed, pictures from the ground @weeddude

— Matthew Friedman (@mattjfriedman)

Matthew Friedman

@mattjfriedman

@SouthwestAir plane just emergency landed, pictures from the ground @weeddude

9. CNN reports three people were hurt on the Southwest flight.

#CNN: 3 people were hurt on a Southwest flight that landed at La Guardia. The nose gear collapsed after landing. 1st Responders on scene.

— Sonya Hamasaki CNN (@SonyaCNN)

Sonya Hamasaki CNN

@SonyaCNN

#CNN: 3 people were hurt on a Southwest flight that landed at La Guardia. The nose gear collapsed after landing. 1st Responders on scene.

10. Statement from Southwest Airlines regarding Flight 345:

11. UPDATE - July 22, 2013, 8 p.m. ET: CNN reports a total of 11 people have injuries from the plane crash.

LaGuardia has reopened to takeoffs and landings. Total of 11 injured: 6 passengers and 5 flight crew, with minor injuries

— Steve Brusk (@stevebruskCNN)

Steve Brusk

@stevebruskCNN

LaGuardia has reopened to takeoffs and landings. Total of 11 injured: 6 passengers and 5 flight crew, with minor injuries

CORRECTION: An earlier version of this post had how many people were on board the flight. Southwest Airlines released a statement that there were 150 people total on board. (7/23/13)

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Michelle Broder Van Dyke is a reporter and night editor for BuzzFeed News and is based in Hawaii.
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