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Landing Gear Comes Off Southwest Jet At LaGuardia Airport
business insider ^ | July 22, 2013

Posted on 07/22/2013 3:17:48 PM PDT by SMGFan

Runways at New York's LaGuardia Airport have been closed down after the front landing gear on a Southwest Airlines plane came off

(Excerpt) Read more at businessinsider.com ...


TOPICS: News/Current Events; US: New York
KEYWORDS: airlines; boeing; flight345; lga; southwest345; swa
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To: freebird5850

Yup. 737


21 posted on 07/22/2013 3:34:12 PM PDT by Gamecock (Member: NAACAC)
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To: pnz1

Looks like so... no apparent damage to the craft per the photo upthread.


22 posted on 07/22/2013 3:36:54 PM PDT by txhurl ('The DOG ate my homework. That homework, too. ALL my homework. OK?' - POSHITUS)
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To: SMGFan

Oh no! Sum Ting Won!


23 posted on 07/22/2013 3:37:08 PM PDT by SamAdams76
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To: SMGFan

http://twitchy.com/2013/07/22/southwest-jets-front-wheels-collapse-at-laguardia-photos-vine-video/?utm_source=autotweet&utm_medium=twitter&utm_campaign=twitter


24 posted on 07/22/2013 3:37:09 PM PDT by SMGFan (SMGfan is not "Sub Machine Gun" fan)
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To: SMGFan

Yikes,

Even the Amish fly today. Thinking about becoming a Luddite freeman - fire by rubbing two sticks together.


25 posted on 07/22/2013 3:38:27 PM PDT by calico_thompson
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To: OwenKellogg
As an expert, I can verify that it makes it hard to taxi to the gate.

Yes. That would require full power...

26 posted on 07/22/2013 3:38:50 PM PDT by null and void (Republicans create the tools of oppression, and the democrats gleefully use them!)
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To: SamAdams76

Wei To Lo


27 posted on 07/22/2013 3:39:28 PM PDT by calico_thompson
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To: Gamecock

I bet that was a fun one to get cleared-off the street. Wow!


28 posted on 07/22/2013 3:39:41 PM PDT by carriage_hill (Guns kill people, pencils misspell words, cars drive drunk & spoons make you fat.)
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To: calico_thompson

Ho Li Krap


29 posted on 07/22/2013 3:40:33 PM PDT by carriage_hill (Guns kill people, pencils misspell words, cars drive drunk & spoons make you fat.)
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To: SMGFan

We always fly Southwest when possible. They had a very good reputation among the military pilots

The assumption was, for various reasons, among them, that SW had many ex military fliers, that if somethingvwent wrong they could handle it better than anyone

Their record stands for itself

I dont think they were yet a corp when Rainman was frantically looking for a safe ride

Looks like the gear failed during taxi

Dunno


30 posted on 07/22/2013 3:40:56 PM PDT by stanne
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To: carriage_hill

Roh No


31 posted on 07/22/2013 3:41:35 PM PDT by Gamecock (Member: NAACAC)
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To: txhurl

Sounds like Ron White’s story about getting a set of tires at a Sear’s Automotive Center put on his van and the technician forgot to put the lug nuts on one of the wheels.


32 posted on 07/22/2013 3:41:47 PM PDT by Conspiracy Guy (To stay calm during these tumultuous times, I take Damitol. Ask your Doctor if it's right for you.)
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To: SMGFan
Professor Fate: What's next?

Max: Car number five, the engine falls out!

Professor Fate: Car number five! Ha ha ha ha!




Professor Fate: Er, Max... *we're* number five.

33 posted on 07/22/2013 3:43:01 PM PDT by IYAS9YAS
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To: Gamecock

Right - but that crash killed a kid in a car.


34 posted on 07/22/2013 3:43:17 PM PDT by SkyDancer (Live your life in such a way that the Westboro church will want to picket your funeral.)
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To: Conspiracy Guy

lol


35 posted on 07/22/2013 3:43:42 PM PDT by txhurl ('The DOG ate my homework. That homework, too. ALL my homework. OK?' - POSHITUS)
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To: TurboZamboni

Didn’t take long to start a new meme.


36 posted on 07/22/2013 3:44:42 PM PDT by Defiant (In the next rebellion, the rebels will be the ones carrying the American flag.)
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To: null and void
Yes. That would require full power...

I dunno. A redneck with a floor jack and the back of a pickemup truck. Problem solved.

37 posted on 07/22/2013 3:45:24 PM PDT by Billthedrill
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To: txhurl

Seems it was okay taxing out and taking off.


38 posted on 07/22/2013 3:45:46 PM PDT by SkyDancer (Live your life in such a way that the Westboro church will want to picket your funeral.)
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To: ican'tbelieveit
I thought they ran off a runway in Chicago a few years ago... no injuries?

The power of spin. A boy in a passing car was killed in Chicago. Still no passengers killed. No other airline can match this, not even close.

Yet Southwest never advertises it, because avoidance of a negative is still a negative as far as advertising goes.

39 posted on 07/22/2013 3:48:04 PM PDT by cicero2k
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To: stanne
they could handle it better than anyone

As good as this?

Or this:


UA 232. Crash landed it with NO flight controls after a catostrophic loss of an engine.
35 died due to smoke inhalation
76 died for reasons other than smoke inhalation
47 were seriously injured
125 had minor injuries
13 had no injuries

Seriously, any landing you can walk away from....

40 posted on 07/22/2013 3:50:24 PM PDT by Gamecock (Member: NAACAC)
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