Transcript for Why Southwest Plane Had Rough Landing in New York
Raking tonight that frightening landing earlier this week the southwest jet at a New York airport the unsettling images from inside the plane. Tonight we've just learned it wasn't the landing gear that failed it was at the nose of the jet was coming down first. Could it be pilot error again just two weeks after that other crash in San Francisco. Here's ABC's Lisa stark. We now know what led to this terrifying landing. With the nose gear collapsing sending sparks and flames flying and tossing passengers around the -- It turns out the Boeing 737. Came down nose gear first. The front wheels touching the runway first. That's not normal procedure pilots are supposed to land on the rear wheels first. The front here isn't designed to hold the entire weight of the aircraft. The wheels gave way and were slammed violently back into the jet -- he could see -- here 150. People were on this southwest flight. Luckily no one was seriously injured. The accident comes just a few weeks after that crash landing in San Francisco which left three passengers dead. And Lisa working her sources in Washington Lisa you reported -- at the front wheels came down first that's not how supposed to happen. Exactly the National Transportation Safety Board now has looked at the data recorders. -- plane supposed to land little bit nose up and they -- the nose down this one. Apparently came in nose down that's what caused the problem of course questions now about pilot error Lisa stark in Washington on the breaking story there Lisa think --
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