Passengers were evacuated from a plane at the Philadelphia International Airport Thursday evening after an apparent equipment malfunction during takeoff.
Airport spokeswoman Victoria Lupica said the plane, US Airways Flight 1702, was preparing to take off for Fort Lauderdale around 6:30 p.m. when a tire blew, causing the nose gear to collapse.
Emergency slides were deployed, and all 149 passengers were safely evacuated. No injuries were reported, Lupica said.
The runway where the plane malfunctioned was closed Thursday evening as authorities worked to remove the aircraft. The airport's three other runways remained open.