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Friday, July 26, 2013

NTSB: Southwest Aircraft in New York Landed Nose First

The National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB) said Thursday the Southwest Airlines Boeing 737-700 crashed this week at New York's LaGuardia Airport crashed nose first, after the aircraft's front landing gear collapsed on landing.

The NTSB said evidence from video and other sources is consistent with the nose-gear making contact with the runway before the main landing gear.

The flight data recorder on the airplane recorded 1,000 parameters and contained about 27 hours of recorded data, including the entire flight from Nashville, Tenn., to New York. A cockpit voice recorder group will convene tomorrow at NTSB laboratories in Washington to transcribe the relevant portion of the accident flight. More

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