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NTSB: Southwest captain took command before LaGuardia landing accident

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NEW YORK (AP) -- The National Transportation Safety Board said the captain of the Southwest Airlines plane that landed on a collapsing nose gear at New York's LaGuardia Airport took control from the first officer just 400 feet from the ground.

Ten people were injured in the July 22 accident.

The NTSB said the captain was monitoring the landing and suddenly took over from the plane's first officer.

The officer has been with Southwest for about a year and half, and the captain for more than a dozen years. It was their first trip together.

Investigators have not found any mechanical problems or malfunctions. A preliminary examination of the nose gear indicated it failed due to stress overload.

The probe continues.

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