US Airways airliner aborts takeoff after blowing tire

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Passengers aboard Flight 1702 were forced to evacuate through the emergency side doors after a nose gear collapse at Philadelphia International airport, according to an airport spokesperson. The aircraft  was on its way to Fort Lauderdale, Florida when it aborted take-off.  Philadelphia International Airport “is currently on a ground stop until further notice due to the US Airways collapsed nose gear incident” as stated on their account. They also said that passengers are safely evacuated. At the moment, 2 minor injuries have been reported.


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