Submitted by ub on Mon, 07/22/2013 - 20:08

An emergency during the landing of SW flight 345 from Nashville had forced La Guardia Airport to temporarily shut down, still causing residual delays.

The flight landed @ 5:45P and safely came to a stop on the tarmac with the front of the plane pointing down to the ground.

The nose-gear on a Southwest Airlines jet landing at LaGuardia Airport collapsed injured eight and filled the plane with smoke, as 149 passengers and crew escaped the damaged aircraft using emergency slides, acceding to passengers.

NYC's La Guardia Airport is shut down until further notice.