A US Airways Plane Skidded Off the Runway in Philly

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It was US Airways Flight 1702 to Ft. Lauderdale. It reportedly aborted on takeoff when the nose gear collapsed.

Scary shit. Updates and air traffic control audio after the jump.

UPDATE: From Flight Aware:

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UPDATE 2: It was an Airbus A320, reportedly carrying 149 passengers and five crew. Everyone was able to be evacuated.

UPDATE 3: Here’s the air traffic control audio via LiveATC.net. The flight is Cactus 1702, you hear them cleared for takeoff at the start of the video (female pilot or co-pilot voice). A minute or so later, there’s some confusion and what sounds like the pilot talking to the tower. The air traffic controller says he sees smoke and is sending emergency vehicles. He then asks for information about the plane and its passengers to relay to emergency responders.

UPDATE 4: Crazy split decision:

UPDATE 5: So, ah, who got the slide in back?

UPDATE 6: Video:


  1. i’m surprised you didn’t work a villanova basketball story-line into this somehow.

  2. Why are you writing about this?

  3. Why are you writing about this? Irrelevant.

    • neither is glen macnow’s discussions about where’s his favorite place to stuff his fat face or his list of best movies to eat while sitting in a lay z boy recliner but im sure youre so eager to call him and tell him about the best cheesesteak place in delco!!

  4. I landed in Philly last night from Florida on a us airways a320. Had bad turbulence going through storm. Smooth landing though. Wonder if this was my plane.

  5. That chick has nice dick sucking lips

  6. Tollys Butt-Hole

    March 13, 2014 at 8:31 pm

    Is that the Villanova Basketball team’s plane?

  7. I wish I was on that plane..first call would be to Lundy Law. Cha Ching.

  8. Nicky Negadelphia

    March 13, 2014 at 8:48 pm

    And this is relevant to Philly sports in what way?

  9. Pilot Hank Scorpio

    March 13, 2014 at 9:49 pm

    You don’t like this flight? Neither do I!

  10. Villanova grads are blowing tires now? Who knew…

  11. Mike Vick's Parole Officer

    March 14, 2014 at 12:43 am

    Will there be a t-shirt to commemorate this almost tragedy? How about:

    “I survived Us Airways Flight 1702 and all I got was this lousy t-shirt”

  12. id take her to the smush room

  13. Kyle Scotts Mom

    March 14, 2014 at 3:42 am

    Where’s the link for the tshirts bro??

  14. Oops! Forgot to fill that pothole on the runway.

  15. Nice to see everyone decided to grab all of their bags on their way to the emergency exit. This is why people hate flying, the most self centered and inconsiderate people seem to end up on planes.

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