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Crash Landing at LaGuardia Airport
NEW YORK — New York's LaGuardia Airport reopened the runway closed after a jetliner skidded into the grass when its nose gear collapsed Monday, a Port Authority spokesman said Tuesday. The closure spurred two-hour flight delays early Tuesday as workers loaded the plane on a flatbed truck and officials inspected the runway, according to authority spokesman Chris Valens. The Federal Aviation Administration said on its website that the average delay as of 6 a.m. had been two hours and 13 minutes. The disabled Southwest plane is being taken to an American Airlines hangar for further investigation, Valens said. On Monday, 10 people suffered minor injuries when the nose gear of Southwest Flight 345 collapsed upon landing at the airport, the Port Authority reported.