So remember how officials were pretty sure that the Southwest Airlines 737 crash landing at La Guardia was caused by a problem with the landing gear? Well, guess what — there was a problem with the landing gear. And according to a tweet from the National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB), it was doozy.
NTSB pic of electronics bay of Southwest 737 at LGA penetrated by landing gear. Only right axle attached. pic.twitter.com/7YEmOadmBH
— NTSB (@NTSB) July 23, 2013
Judging from the picture above, the entire gear seems to have jammed itself upwards into the plane’s electronics bay. What’s more, only the right axle is properly attached; the left axle seems to be… well, not there. The NTSB is currently pursuing a full investigation into the cause of the nose gear’s collapse, so until they’ve finished collecting data, the most we can do is speculate. Let’s just be thankful no one was seriously harmed. [@NTSB]