Plane Evacuated After Botched Takeoff in Philadelphia

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A damaged US Airways jet lies at the end of a runway at the Philadelphia International Airport, Thursday, March 13, 2014, in Philadelphia. Airline officials said the flight was heading to Fort Lauderdale, Fla., when the pilot was forced to abort takeoff around 6:30 p.m., after the front landing gear failed. An airport spokeswoman said no injuries have been reported. (AP Photo/Matt Slocum)
The damaged US Airways jet lies at the end of a runway at the Philadelphia International Airport. Photo: Matt Slocum

If you never want to get on a plane again, we don't blame you. As the search for the missing Malaysia Airlines jet continues to dominate the headlines, there was plane trouble closer to home on Thursday evening. A tire blew out on US Airways Flight 1702's front landing gear, forcing the pilot to abort takeoff from Philadelphia International Airport. The 149 Florida-bound passengers and five crew members were evacuated from the runway. Thankfully, no serious injuries were reported — and in keeping with the recent trend, one passenger snapped quite the selfie.