Southwest Airlines flight 345 landed at New York’s LaGuardia from Nashville. There were 150 people on board including Customers and Crew. Three Customers and five Crew Members were transported to local hospitals—all have been treated and released.
The accident left the Boeing 737-700 with its nose resting against the runway and forced the temporary closure of the airport.
Passengers on board the plane saw sparks flying as the nose scraped along the runway.
The aircraft, a Boeing 737-700, was last inspected July 18, 2013. The aircraft entered service in October 1999. Southwest is working with both the NTSB and Boeing in a preliminary investigation of this event.
Overnight, the aircraft was removed from the runway. Southwest has resumed full operations at LaGuardia.