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TODAY   |  August 07, 2013

NTSB: Airliner captain took control just before rough landing

The National Transportation Safety Board says the captain of a Southwest Airlines jet whose rough landing at New York’s LaGuardia Airport injured 16 people took control of the plane from the first officer when the aircraft was just 400 feet from the ground. Aviation experts say it’s rare to change command of an aircraft so close to landing unless there’s a serious safety issue.

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>> the captain of a southwest airlines yet that made a rough landing in new york took control of the plane from the first officer just 400 feet from the ground. aviation experts say it's rare to change control of an aircraft so close to landing unless there's a serious safety issue. 16 people were injured when the plane's nose gear collapsed and it skidded to