While the report has not been made public, the findings of Southwest's internal investigation resulted in the Captain who took control of the plane just before it endured what Southwest calls a "hard landing" (and what we call a crash) being fired and the co-pilot being sent for additional training before flying again. At least 16 people were treated for injuries on July 22nd at LaGuardia, some on the scene and others at a local hospital. Several people were treated for panic attacks and have reported ongoing post traumatic stress disorder symptoms since the incident.
Steve Czech was on an American Airlines jet waiting to depart and describes what he saw, ""There was just this fireball going down the runway. It was unbelievable — it was probably 300 yards from us, if that," Czech said.
"Clearly, there was no nose gear," he added. "It was just screeching down the runway, fire on both sides. There was debris kind of rolling off to the sides."
Keith Williams, who is representing several of the passengers aboard the flight, gave an interview to Nashville's News Channel 4 about the accident.
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