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Thu Mar 13, 2014, 07:03 PM

 

US Airways plane blows tire on takeoff in Philadelphia, passengers evacuated

Source: CNN.com

(CNN) -- A US Airways plane blew a tire while taking off Thursday evening at Philadelphia International Airport, prompting it to abruptly come to a stop, an airline spokesman said.

Todd Lechmacher, the US Airways spokesman, said there were no initial reports of injuries, but a Philadelphia fire department spokesman told CNN that there was one minor injury.

Passengers on the Florida-bound flight were evacuated from the plane onto the runway and waited to be picked up, according to Lechmacher.

CNN first learned of the incident via tweets from people at the airport.

The aircraft, an Airbus A320 with 149 passengers and five crew members on board, never caught fire, said Lechmacher. Flight 1702 had been scheduled to take-off at 5:50 p.m. and arrive in southern Florida at 8:42 p.m., according to US Airways' website.
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Cooley Hurd Mar 2014 OP
Blue_Tires Mar 2014 #1
leftyohiolib Mar 2014 #2
Scuba Mar 2014 #3
bigworld Mar 2014 #5
Scuba Mar 2014 #6
jtuck004 Mar 2014 #4
Rhiannon12866 Mar 2014 #7
davidpdx Mar 2014 #8

Response to Cooley Hurd (Original post)

Thu Mar 13, 2014, 07:14 PM

1. Good to see no one got hurt

tire blowouts have caused more than a few major tragedies over the years...



So your plane crashes, what's the first thing you do?
Take a selfie of course!
https://twitter.com/han_horan/status/444246200451989504/photo/1


Jesus H. Christ I'm starting to despise twitter...

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Response to Cooley Hurd (Original post)

Thu Mar 13, 2014, 07:18 PM

2. evacuated in their pants. that looks awful

 

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Response to Cooley Hurd (Original post)

Thu Mar 13, 2014, 07:33 PM

3. Blown tire? That looks like a collapsed nose gear.

 

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Response to Scuba (Reply #3)

Thu Mar 13, 2014, 07:58 PM

5. I'm assuming the tire blew, leading to the gear collapsing

Must have been a hell of a bump

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Response to bigworld (Reply #5)

Thu Mar 13, 2014, 08:04 PM

6. Blown tires are not a great rarity, but because of redundancy, passengers seldom know.

 

FOD (foreign object damage) is the most common cause.

A blown tire should not cause the nose gear to collapse.

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Response to Cooley Hurd (Original post)

Thu Mar 13, 2014, 07:51 PM

4. Glad it stayed on the runway. Easy to find. n/t

 

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Response to jtuck004 (Reply #4)

Thu Mar 13, 2014, 09:44 PM

7. +1!

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Response to Cooley Hurd (Original post)

Fri Mar 14, 2014, 06:20 AM

8. Glad to hear everyone got out of it safely

That is quite a scare they had.

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