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Landing Gear Fails on Outbound Flight in Philadelphia
PHILADELPHIA, Pennsylvania (CNN)- A US Airways plane blew a tire during takeoff Thursday evening at Philadelphia's airport, an airline spokesman said, with witnesses adding that they saw the plane "bounce" before screeching to a halt. Citing initial reports, US Airways spokesman Todd Lehmacher said the commercial airliner's pilot decided to abort takeoff following the tire issue. Philadelphia International Airport tweeted, and photos indicate, that the plane's nose gear collapsed.