Plane Skids Off Runway At Philadelphia Airport, Passengers Safe

A U.S. Airways jet reportedly carrying 149 passengers and 5 crew from Philadelphia to Fort Lauderdale suffered a nose gear collapse during take off.

1. UPDATE — March 13, 9:30 p.m. ET:

3. One person requested medical assistance, a U.S. Airways spokesperson said to BuzzFeed in an email.

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4. Dennis Fee posted this photo of the crash on Facebook. “Plane just crashed. But we are ok,” he said.

AP Photo/Dennis Fee

5. Fee said on Facebook the plane had “just started to get airborne” during takeoff when the incident occurred.

AP Photo/Matt Slocum

6. Flight 1702 was departing Philadelphia for Fort Lauderdale when the jet’s front landing gear collapsed, forcing the pilot to abort takeoff.

AP Photo/Matt Slocum

On board were 149 passengers and five crew.

7. “Flight 1702 from Philadelphia to Fort Lauderdale blew a tire on takeoff and the pilot elected to abort takeoff,” a U.S. Airways spokesperson said.

U.S. Airways said to BuzzFeed that they “are re-accommodating passengers on a new aircraft, which is scheduled to depart later this evening.”

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