- Posted July 23, 2013 by
New York, New York
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Crush stop in LaGuardia. Hundreds of people hold in taxi position for hours.
- dsashin, CNN iReport producer
SW plane rest on the nose in LaGuardia after front landing gear collapsed. Hundreds of people were hold on runways in taxi position for hours.
I board the plane to Charlotte, NC around 4:00pm with a 20min delay blaming bad weather. We've been told we are number 20 for take off and we started a slow taxi. At 5:45 we were still taxiing for takeoff when we suddenly stopped. Around 6:00pm somebody noticed the SW plane on the other runway. I was on the opposite side of the plane so I couldn't see it on my window but everybody was very nervous.
Around 7:35 we've moved back to the gate since we passed the 3h FAA rule. Some people decided to cancel the trip.
Eventually around 8:15 we've been one of the few planes that took off to the initial destination.