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NTSB retrieves recorders from plane after NYC gear collapse

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John Minchillo / AP

A Southwest Airlines plane rests on the tarmac after what officials say was a nose gear collapse during a landing at LaGuardia Airport, Monday, July 22, 2013, in New York.

NEW YORK — Federal investigators have recovered the flight data and cockpit voice recorders of a plane whose front landing gear collapsed, sending it skidding along the tarmac at New York City's LaGuardia Airport.

The recorders were recovered Tuesday, one day after the hard landing caused LaGuardia's temporary closure. Officials say they were sent to the National Transportation Safety Board's lab in Washington for downloading and analysis.

The nose gear of Southwest Airlines Flight 345 arriving from Nashville, Tenn., collapsed Monday right after the plane touched down on the runway. The airport fully reopened Tuesday.

Ten passengers were treated at the scene, and six were taken to a hospital with minor injuries.

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