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23/07/2013 07:06 BST | Updated 23/07/2013 08:13 BST

Plane Crash At New York's LaGuardia Airport Injures 10 People

At least 10 people have been injured after a plane crash-landed in New York.

The Southwest Airlines Flight 345's nose wheel collapsed, it was reported.

This sent it skidding along the tarmac at LaGuardia Airport, officials said.

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The emergency exits were used

Flights were temporarily suspended as a result, but the airport reopened later on.

Airport general manager Tom Bosco said: "The aircraft skidded down the runway on its nose and then veered off and came to rest in the grass area."

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The airport was temporarily closed

He said there had been no warnings of possible problems with the aircraft.

The Federal Aviation Administration and the National Transportation Safety Board have launched an investigation.

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At least 10 people were hurt

Passengers spoke of a "bang and a bounce" as the plane hit the tarmac.