Runway reopens after plane emergency in Philly

    All runways have been reopened at Philadelphia International Airport following removal of a crippled plane that was evacuated after its nose gear collapsed during an attempted takeoff.

    Airport spokeswoman Victoria Lupica says the plane was taken to a hanger Friday for examination by investigators who will try to determine the cause of the accident.

    Officials say US Airways Flight 1702 was heading for Fort Lauderdale, Fla., shortly after 6 p.m. Thursday when a tire on the front landing gear blew out, forcing the pilot to abort takeoff.

    The Airbus A320 jet was carrying 149 passengers and five crew members. An airport spokeswoman says two passengers requested medical attention, but no serious injuries were reported.

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