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Information contained within, provided by your MEC officers Roger Holmin, Mark Gentile, and Glenda Talley. See local information, on your respective local page. All information posted by the Communications Chair


Flight #1702 (PHL-FLL) Incident
Posted On: Mar 13, 2014
US Airways Flight 1702 (PHL-FLL) aborted take-off in PHL earlier this afternoon. All passengers and crew successfully evacuated the aircraft. There are no crew injuries and only minor injuries to passengers.

US Airways Corporate Communications issued the following statement:

“Initial reports indicate Flight 1702 from Philadelphia to Fort Lauderdale blew a tire on takeoff and the pilot elected to abort takeoff. Our crew safely evacuated the passengers and one person has requested medical assistance. We are re-accommodating passengers on a new aircraft, which is scheduled to depart later this evening.”

AFA applauds the Flight Attendants and Pilots of Flight 1702 for successfully evacuating all 149 passengers on board.

Passengers: 149
Crew: 5 (2 Pilots & 3 Flight Attendants)
Approximate time of incident: 6:05 PM ET

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