NTSB recovers recorders after NYC gear collapse

Nose gear of Southwest plane collapsed

NEW YORK - Federal investigators have recovered the flight data and cockpit voice recorders of a plane whose front landing gear collapsed, sending it skidding along the tarmac at New York City's LaGuardia Airport.

The recorders were recovered Tuesday, one day after the hard landing caused LaGuardia's temporary closure. Officials say they were sent to the National Transportation Safety Board's lab in Washington for downloading and analysis.

The nose gear of Southwest Airlines Flight 345 arriving from Nashville, Tenn., collapsed Monday right after the plane touched down on the runway. The airport fully reopened Tuesday.

Ten passengers were treated at the scene, and six were taken to a hospital with minor injuries.

 

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