Statement Regarding Southwest Airlines Flight 345 - Updated 9:30 am CDT
Southwest Airlines flight 345 landed at New York’s LaGuardia at 5:40 PM Eastern Monday evening from Nashville. There were 150 people on board including Customers and Crew. Three Customers and five Crew Members were transported to local hospitals—all have been treated and released.
The aircraft, a Boeing 737-700, was last inspected July 18, 2013. The aircraft entered service in October 1999. Southwest is working with both the NTSB and Boeing in a preliminary investigation of this event.
Overnight, the aircraft was removed from the runway. Southwest has resumed full operations at LaGuardia.
We express our utmost gratitude to emergency responders and Southwest Employees who assisted us last night.