Southwest AL - Boeing 737-700 - 22.07.2013

Date & Time 22.07.2013 :: 17:45
Country USA
Location New York-La Guardia Intl AP (KLGA), NY
Airline Southwest AL
A/C Type Boeing 737-700
A/C Register N753SW
Flight Number WN 345
From Nashville
To New York-LGA

On approach the pilots reported undercarriage problems but continued the approach to runway 04. On landing run, the nosegear suddenly gave way and the aircraft skidded on its nose for over 1000 meters with lots of sparks visible. The aircraft came to a stop on its nose halfway off the right shoulder of the runway. Passengers were evacuated via emergency slides. A number of passengers and cabin crewmembers were injured. Flights at La Guardia were halted for hours.