US Airways Plane Skids To Halt At Philadelphia International Airport At Takeoff

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It’s been a bad week for aviation. First there was the disappearance of the Malaysia Airlines flight MH370, and now according to this report there is a US Airways plane that crashed (aborted takeoff) as it tried to takeoff from Philadelphia’s International Airport.

The US Airways flight 1702 was bound for Fort Lauderdale. The plane took off on schedule at 6 PM but aborted takeoff when it’s nose gear failed. It wa

The plane was evacuated safely. There were 149 passengers and 5 crew members with no reported injuries.

Someone from the flight posted a selfie on Twitter.

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  1. I would agree. Those in the travel blogging community should be doing what they can to promote travel and aviation, and a blown tire on takeoff is hardly a crash. These kind of headlines only serve to fuel people’s irrational fears about flying.

  2. Well, they also used “selfie” in the same headline as “crash”, which tells you how serious the story is.

  3. “no reports of injuries” is the shocking part. That is why they have everyone sit down and buckle up before takeoff but still surprising.

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