Southwest Plane Crash Lands At LaGuardia Airport

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

3. The plane was flying from Nashville.

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

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

— NYCinvestigates (@jim hoffer)

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

— PamEngel12 (@Pamela Engel)

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

— mattjfriedman (@Matthew Friedman)

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.

— SonyaCNN (@Sonya Hamasaki CNN)

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

— stevebruskCNN (@Steve Brusk)

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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