A Southwest Airlines plane flying from Nashville to New York City landed without its nose gear at LaGuardia airport on Monday but no one was hurt, the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) said.
The FAA is investigating the incident. The airline said passengers had been evacuated from the plane, but it did not say how many people were onboard.
Eight people were injured on Monday when the landing gear on a Southwest Airlines jet collapsed upon touchdown at New York City's LaGuardia Airport, officials said, according to Reuters.
In the video above, a passenger captured the moment landing gear collapsed 10 people were hurt when the nose gear of a southwest airlines jetliner collapsed after landing at New York's Laguardia Airport on southwest jet 345.
It’s a raw footage. Passengers can be heard panicking and described it as a ‘rough touchdown.’ In fact, the impact of it can be seen in the video. “It was just a bang and a bounce and then just a slam on the brakes and then it was a skidding feeling. You could tell they were trying to stop the plane," Kathy Boles told CNN. "It was very clear as soon as we went down that something was really wrong.”
According to a previous news report Flight 345, which left Nashville, Tennessee, at 1:55 p.m., reported possible front landing gear issues as it approached the airport, FAA spokeswoman Kathleen Bergen said in a statement.
The incident happened just weeks after a Boeing 777 aircraft crash landed at San Francisco International Airport.