Southwest Airlines nearly had a major tragedy on its hands. NBC Nightly News is reporting that a Southwest flight that was coming into New York's LaGuardia Airport was landing when the front gear collapsed upon impact. NBC says there have been no injuries and that passengers are still on the plane. Considering I was literally on a flight on Southwest Airlines this morning into LaGuardia (and it's my most frequented airline), this definitely isn't the most settling news. Maybe those two free checked bags aren't worth it ... We'll keep you updated.
UPDATE: Three minor injuries.
LaGuardia Airport closed until further notice, Port Authority says— NBC Nightly News (@nbcnightlynews) July 22, 2013
MORE on Southwest flight at LaGuardia: Passengers are still on board the plane, no injuries have been reported pic.twitter.com/3ccr4VH19k— NBC Nightly News (@nbcnightlynews) July 22, 2013
UPDATE: 3 minor injuries reported as a result of landing gear collapse on @SouthWestAir plane at LaGuardia Airport— NBC Nightly News (@nbcnightlynews) July 22, 2013
UPDATE #2: From Passenger:
Just crash landed in Laguardia airport in NYC!! Thanks be to God that nobody was hurt! Scariest thing… http://t.co/xZ49dZxN0Y— Simrin Player (@SimrinPlayer) July 22, 2013