Friday, March 14, 2014

US Airways A320 nose gear collapses on takeoff from Philadelphia

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The nose gear on a US Airways Airbus A320 collapsed during takeoff from Philadelphia Internationalairport today.
The aircraft, registered N113UW, was operating US Airways flight 1702 from Philadelphia to Fort Lauderdale scheduled to depart at 17:50, according to US Airways’ website.
The A320 (MSN 1141) was built in 1999 and had 19,932 cycles at the end of December 2013, Flightglobal’s Ascend Online database shows. It had two CFM56 engines.
All 149 passengers and five crew members deplaned the aircraft safely using the emergency exits and were transported to the terminal, the airport says.
US Airways is a subsidiary of Fort Worth, Texas-based American Airlines Group.

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