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Last-minute pilot change in Southwest crash?

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NTSB probes last-minute pilot change in rough landing of Southwest Flight 345. (Source: STRINGER/CNN) NTSB probes last-minute pilot change in rough landing of Southwest Flight 345. (Source: STRINGER/CNN)

(STRINGER/CNN) - The National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB) is looking into the last-minute pilot change in the rough landing of Southwest Airlines Flight 345.

The nose-gear broke as the flight landed at New York's LaGuardia airport in July.

About 10 passengers were injured as they were jostled by the rough landing.

The NTSB updated its investigation on Tuesday, saying the captain of the flight took control of the aircraft from his co-pilot when the plane was below 400 feet.

Experts say it's rare for control to be passed between pilots so close to landing.

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