Nose gear fails on Southwest landing at LaGuardia airport

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NEW YORK — The nose gear of a Southwest Airlines jetliner collapsed while landing at New York’s LaGuardia airport on Monday, the Federal Aviation Administration said.

The Boeing 737 reported potential landing gear problems before touching down on Runway 4 and coming safely to a stop at about 5:45 p.m. ET, the FAA said in a statement.

The aviation agency initially said there were no reported injuries on Flight 345 from Nashville, but there were conflicting reports subsequently.

The plane’s emergency slides were deployed and fire department vehicles surrounded it on the tarmac.

The National Transportation Safety Board was aware of the incident and is expected to launch an investigation.

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