NEW YORK (CBSNewYork) — Air traffic was shut down at LaGuardia Airport early Monday evening, after a plane’s nose gear collapsed following a landing.
According to the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey, which operates LaGuardia, the front wheel of Southwest Airlines Flight 345, a Boeing 737-700, from Nashville to LaGuardia popped while the plane was taxiing on Runway 4 around 5:40 p.m. The gear then buckled, forcing the nose to the tarmac.
The aircraft veered off and came to rest in a grassy area about halfway down the runway, airport general manager Thomas Bosco said.
The pilot did not report any problems before landing, he said.