July 26th, 2013|
July 26, 2013
A Commercial Airline Accident involving a Southwest Airlines Boeing 737 that occurred earlier this week was responsible for leaving ten passengers injured. Records show the crash of Flight #345 happened at approximately 5:40 p.m. Monday, July 22, at LaGuardia International Airport in New York.
According to an article from Channel News Asia, the aircraft was traveling from Nashville, Tennessee. As the plane began to approach the runway, officials with the National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB) say the pilot pitched the nose downward by just a few degrees, forcing the plane’s front landing gear to contact the tarmac first. When this occurred, the landing gear collapsed, forcing the aircraft to skid out of control and off the runway.
Records show the aircraft’s landing gear had just undergone inspection for safety issues four days prior to the accident. Investigators with the NTSB stated they are continuing to examine what contributing factors may have led to the crash, and it could be several months before their findings are released.
The Aviation Accident Lawyers with Nurenberg, Paris, Heller & McCarthy explain that faulty equipment and pilot error are two of the leading causes of aviation accidents. The firm suggests anyone who has been hurt in an airplane crash discuss their legal rights with an attorney as soon as possible.