Accident description
Last updated: 23 December 2014
Status:Preliminary - official
Date:Thursday 13 March 2014
Time:ca 18:30
Type:Silhouette image of generic A320 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Airbus A320-214
Operator:US Airways
Registration: N113UW
C/n / msn: 1141
First flight: 1999-11-22 (14 years 4 months)
Engines: 2 CFMI CFM56-5B4/P
Crew:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants:
Passengers:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants:
Total:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 154
Airplane damage: Substantial
Location:Philadelphia International Airport, PA (PHL) (   United States of America)
Phase: Takeoff (TOF)
Nature:Domestic Scheduled Passenger
Departure airport:Philadelphia International Airport, PA (PHL/KPHL), United States of America
Destination airport:Fort Lauderdale International Airport, FL (FLL/KFLL), United States of America
A US Airways Airbus A320 was involved in a takeoff accident at Philadelphia International Airport, PA (PHL).
Flight US1702 to Fort Lauderdale International Airport, FL (FLL) rotated from runway 27L. At about 20 feet agl, the crew decided to abort the takeoff 'due to smoke in the nr. 1 engine', according to the FAA.
The nose gear touched down again and collapsed the FAA reported. The airplane went half way off the runway, with the nose coming to rest in the grass. An emergency evacuation was carried out, injuring two passengers.



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This map shows the airport of departure and the intended destination of the flight. The line between the airports does not display the exact flight path.
Distance from Philadelphia International Airport, PA to Fort Lauderdale International Airport, FL as the crow flies is 1590 km (994 miles).

This information is not presented as the Flight Safety Foundation or the Aviation Safety Networkĺs opinion as to the cause of the accident. It is preliminary and is based on the facts as they are known at this time.
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