NEW YORK CITY — Flights resumed with delays at LaGuardia Airport Tuesday morning following the removal of a Southwest Airlines plane from the runway a day after it collapsed upon landing, officials said.
The front landing gear on Southwest Airlines flight 345 gave out as it concluded its trip from Nashville, Tenn., about 5:40 p.m., officials said.
Of the 10 passengers who were injured, six were rushed to Elmhurst Hospital, an airport official said Monday. The rest were treated at the scene.
The plane's crew members were all taken to North Shore-LIJ Hospital, where they were treated for minor injuries, he added.
Monday's accident came a little more than two weeks after a South Korean plane crash-landed in San Francisco International Airport, killing three teenage girls and injuring 182 people onboard.
One LaGuardia runway remained closed until 7 a.m. Tuesday, when crews lifted the crippled Boeing 787 onto a flatbed truck and moved it to the airport's Hanger 5, a Port Authority spokesman said.
There, investigators from the National Transportation Safety Board will pore over the plane to determine why the landing gear failed, the spokesman added.
Flights to and from LaGuardia experienced delays Tuesday, according to the Federal Aviation Administration.
Travelers were advised to check with their airlines for more information.