Southwest Airlines Fires Pilot Who Injured 10 in Rough Landing

He landed the aircraft nose-first at LaGuardia in July

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The flight captain who made a hard landing at LaGuardia airport in July has been fired, a Southwest spokeswoman told CNN Wednesday.

Ten passengers were injured when the Boeing 737-700 landed nose wheels first, causing some gears to collapse.

The captain, a 13-year veteran pilot, allegedly took control from his co-polit mid-landing, when the aircraft was below 400 feet. Co-pilots rarely shift controls at that point in the flight.