Airliner Crashes in Takeoff from Philadelphia Airport - News - @ JEMS.com


Airliner Crashes in Takeoff from Philadelphia Airport

No serious injuries after U.S. Airways flight aborts takeoff

 

 
 
 

| Thursday, March 13, 2014


VIDEOS

Multimedia Thumb

Audio: U.S. Airways Crash, Philadelphia Airport

Jet aborts takeoff at Philadelphia International and crashes.
more >





PHILADELPHIA (AP) — A Florida-bound plane's nose gear collapsed during takeoff at Philadelphia International Airport Thursday, prompting an emergency evacuation from the runway.

Airline officials said US Airways Flight 1702 was heading to Fort Lauderdale, Fla., when the pilot was forced to abort takeoff shortly after 6 p.m. when a tire on the plane's front landing gear blew out.

The Airbus A320 jet was carrying 149 passengers and five crew members, airport spokeswoman Victoria Lupica said. All were rescheduled on departing flights Thursday night, she said.

One passenger requested medical attention after the crash but no serious injuries were reported, she said.

A passenger on the plane, Dennis Fee, told WPVI-TV that it was "very windy and when the plane took off, the nose of the plane went back down, hitting the runway."

"We were airborne, then struck back down by the nose," he said.

"The flight kind of shot up and then bounced down," 33-year-old passenger Christopher Teaney told the Philadelphia Inquirer. "Bounced real hard. Shot up again, and then nose-dived.

"I was laughing the whole time. I didn't know what else to do."

Teaney said that passengers had to wait more than a half hour in the cold for buses to come get them to transport them back to the terminal.

Three of the airport's four runways were reopened within a few hours after the crash, with only the runway where the accident occurred remaining closed, Lupica said.

Copyright 2014 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.

Mobile Category: 
News


Copyright 2013 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.


Audio: U.S. Airways Crash, Philadelphia Airport


Connect: Have a thought or feedback about this? Add your comment now
Related Topics: News, airline accidents, Philadelphia

 
What's Your Take? Comment Now ...

Buyer's Guide Featured Companies

Featured Careers & Jobs in EMS

FEBRUARY 25-28, 2015

Baltimore Convention Center
Baltimore, Maryland USA
THE SHOW IS OPEN!

THURSDAY SNOW FLURRIES


 

 

 

 

Get JEMS in Your Inbox

 

Fire EMS Blogs


Blogger Browser

Today's Featured Posts

 

EMS Airway Clinic

Innovation & Advancement

This is the seventh year of the EMS 10 Innovators in EMS program, jointly sponsored by Physio-Control and JEMS.
More >

Multimedia Thumb

Wesleyan Students Hospitalized for Overdose

11 students transported to local hospitals.
Watch It >


Multimedia Thumb

Denver Medic's Family Says Job Stress Contributed to Suicide

Veteran of over 25 years took her own life after a call.
Watch It >


Multimedia Thumb

Denver First Responders Join to Remember Paramedic

Veteran medic took her own life after fatal accident.
Watch It >


Multimedia Thumb

22nd Anniversary of WTC Bombing

Remembering the first terror attack.
More >


Multimedia Thumb

Hands On March 2015

Here’s a look at this month’s product hands on.
More >


Multimedia Thumb

15 Injured in New Jersey Explosion

Blast captured on dash cam during Stafford Township gas leak.
More >


Multimedia Thumb

Field Bridge Xpress ePCR on iPad, Android, Kindle Fire

Sneak peek of customizable run forms & more.
Watch It >


Multimedia Thumb

VividTrac offered by Vivid Medical - EMS Today 2013

VividTrac, affordable high performance video intubation device.
Watch It >


Multimedia Thumb

LMA MAD Nasal™

Needle-free intranasal drug delivery.
Watch It >


Multimedia Thumb

Braun Ambulances' EZ Door Forward

Helps to create a safer ambulance module.
Watch It >


More Product Videos >