The pilot of a Southwest Airlines plane that made a hard landing at LaGuardia Airport took control from the first officers just 400 feet from the ground, according to a report Tuesday.
Air traffic was shut down at LaGuardia Airport early Monday evening, after a plane’s nose gear collapsed after landing.
Boeing Co. confirmed the rusted metal part from a Boeing 767 is a trailing edge flap support structure, NYPD spokesman Paul Browne said. It helps secure wing flaps that aid in regulating plane speed.
More than 11 years after the horrific attack on the World Trade Center’s Twin Towers by two commercial airliners, the NYPD said Friday that a piece of the landing gear from one of those planes had been found.
It’s happened again. Just days after a jet made an emergency landing in a shower of sparks at Kennedy Airport, another pilot was forced to pull off a similar feat on a runway in the Midwest.
With a flight attendant yelling “heads down, stay down,” passengers cowered and prayed on a tense descent into John F. Kennedy International Airport as malfunctioning landing gear sent sparks flying and left one of the plane’s wings dragging along the tarmac.
A Delta Air Lines flight flying from Atlanta to White Plains, New York made an emergency landing at John F. Kennedy International Airport after experiencing landing gear problems.