Author Topic: SWA345 nose gear Collapse at LGA 7/22  (Read 18586 times)

Offline mk223

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SWA345 nose gear Collapse at LGA 7/22
« on: July 22, 2013, 07:17:57 PM »



Offline Eric M

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Re: SWA345 nose gear Collapse at LGA 7/22
« Reply #1 on: July 22, 2013, 07:29:55 PM »
CNN reports the flight crew reported possible landing gear issues before landing. Was this in the audio anywhere?

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Re: SWA345 nose gear Collapse at LGA 7/22
« Reply #2 on: July 22, 2013, 07:31:57 PM »
I heard the same thing on CNN, everything was normal on the tower feed, I will try to find them on the approach as that is where I would think they would have made that known.

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Re: SWA345 nose gear Collapse at LGA 7/22
« Reply #3 on: July 22, 2013, 08:08:06 PM »
CNN reports the flight crew reported possible landing gear issues before landing. Was this in the audio anywhere?

It appears that the KLGA NY Approach (EMPYR) feed has been down and I believe that is the feed that they would have broadcast a warning to, if they even did.

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Re: SWA345 nose gear Collapse at LGA 7/22
« Reply #4 on: July 22, 2013, 08:28:35 PM »
<<Edited to remove bogus video>>

video reported to be from today's incident  posted to youtube:
Not sure if this is from today's incident. Seems to be spliced together with video of a somewhat normal landing.
« Last Edit: July 22, 2013, 09:48:33 PM by bcradio »

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Re: SWA345 nose gear Collapse at LGA 7/22
« Reply #5 on: July 22, 2013, 08:33:10 PM »
Not. This video shows Expressway Visual RWY 31. Accident occurred on Runway 4.

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Re: SWA345 nose gear Collapse at LGA 7/22
« Reply #6 on: July 22, 2013, 08:38:43 PM »
That isn't the real video. The interior is clearly not a Southwest aircraft. Just some idiot trying to get views.

CNN is now reporting that the FAA amended their statement to say that no issues were reported ahead of time.

Offline JB17

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Re: SWA345 nose gear Collapse at LGA 7/22
« Reply #7 on: July 22, 2013, 08:43:20 PM »
I highly doubt they would be attempting to land on such a short runway with known gear issues, especially with JFK right down the road.

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Re: SWA345 nose gear Collapse at LGA 7/22
« Reply #8 on: July 22, 2013, 08:44:14 PM »
Not. This video shows Expressway Visual RWY 31. Accident occurred on Runway 4.

Also, not the cabin dividers, they are not in SWA planes.

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Re: SWA345 nose gear Collapse at LGA 7/22
« Reply #9 on: July 23, 2013, 04:32:11 AM »
I dobt they had any issues prior to the insident. First of all, another a/c came right behind, second that runway would not be chosen, as it is only 7001 feet. That length isnt even enough for the larger variants of the 737 series for normal operations, so it would be marginal for this 737-700. With any indications of landing gear problems, they would chose a much longer runway somewhere.

Possibly a structual issue and/or a hard hit for the nose wheel (by nose wheel landing or hard drop to the runway after touch down). The wheel must have been down and locked, as red lights and GPWS would have gone off if selecting landing flaps with not all three gears down and locked.
I fly B737-900ER

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