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16 Injured as Southwest Plane Crash Lands at LaGuardia

by / July 23, 2013 World News No Comments

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Southwest Airlines is known for having high quality, safe and reliable service. The scariest nightmare for anyone who has ever gotten onto an airplane is the possibility that it could go down.  This is what passengers were facing this week, as the flight hit the ground too hard as the landing gear collapsed on the nose of the plane.

Fortunately, there were no deaths, but the people are surely traumatized after what happened.  There was even a baby on board:  Whoa.

At total of 16 people aboard the Southwest Airlines Boeing 737-700 were hurt. Ten were treated at the scene by paramedics and six were taken to a local hospital. The extent of their injuries were not known, though they are believed to have been minor. Four passengers also suffered panic attacks after the landing.

Southwest Flight 345 was bound for New York City from Nashville, Tennessee. It was carrying 144 passengers – including a baby – and six crew members.

Aviation officials halted all takeoffs and landings at LaGuardia after the crash about 5.45pm on Monday. The Federal Aviation Administration said held all flights to LaGuardia for over an hour – delaying thousands of fliers.

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