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A Southwest Airlines flight on the runway after the plane's landing gear collapsed shortly after touching down at LaGuardia Airport. (credit: CBS 2)

Southwest Airlines Fires Pilot In LaGuardia Nose-Dive Landing

Sixteen people were injured on July 22 when the jetliner touched down on the runway, nose first, before its gear collapsed. The Boeing 737, which had come in from Nashville, Tenn., ended up in a grassy area next to the runway where passengers used chutes to escape.

10/02/2013