NTSB: Southwest jet's nose gear made contact with NYC runway before main landing gear

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  • Updated: July 26, 2013 - 10:29 AM

NEW YORK — A Southwest Airlines jet that made a hard landing at New York's LaGuardia Airport touched down on its front nose wheel before the sturdier main landing gear in back touched down, federal investigators said Thursday.

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sooofedupJul. 26, 13 3:32 PM

That was my guess as soon as I read the article. The bad tire issue most likely wouldn't collapse the gear. The gear may not have been locked, but there should have been a warning light, so best guess was it landed hard on front gear and snapped the lock.

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