NTSB Press Release

National Transportation Safety Board
Office of Public Affairs


NTSB issues second investigative update on Southwest Airlines accident in New York

August 6

In its continuing investigation of the July 22 accident in which Southwest Airlines flight 345, a B-737-700, landed hard at New York's LaGuardia Airport (LGA), the National Transportation Safety Board has developed the following factual information:

At this point in the investigation, no mechanical anomalies or malfunctions have been found. A preliminary examination of the nose gear indicated that it failed due to stress overload.

Investigators have collected five videos showing various aspects of the crash landing. The team will be analyzing these recordings in the coming months.

Parties to the investigation are the Federal Aviation Administration, Boeing Commercial Airplanes, Southwest Airlines, and the Southwest Airlines Pilots Association.

This is a factual update only and no interviews are being conducted.

Further investigative updates will be issued as events warrant. Follow the investigation on Twitter at @NTSB, or on our website at ntsb.gov. Sign up for news releases at www.ntsb.gov/registration/registration.aspx.

Office of Public Affairs
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Kelly Nantel
kelly.nantel@ntsb.gov

 

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