US Airways Flight 1702 Crash Lands at Philadelphia International Airport

Friday, March 14, 2014
By George Hatcher

US Airways Flight 1702, which took off from Philadelphia to Fort Lauderdale, Florida, crash landed at Philadelphia International Airport, after an aborted take off. 1

The incident took place on Thursday evening, when the plane, carrying 149 passengers and 5 crew members, experienced some faults during take-off and hence attempted to land back, which caused the front landing gear of Airbus A320 to collapse.

Airport officials confirm that two passengers suffered minor injuries while all other passengers as well as crew members were evacuated safely.

According to initial reports, high wind gusts might be the reason behind the aborted take-off as high wind advisory, with warning of wind gusts as high as 60 mph in effect at the time of incident.

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