US Air plane aborts takeoff

A US Airways flight aborted its take off from Philadelphia International Airport after experience a mechanical problem, according to the company.

The plane, which was supposed to be flying from Philadelphia to Fort Lauderdale, blew out a tire as it attempted to take off late Thursday evening, the airline said. 

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“Passengers were safely evacuated & we are reaccommodating passengers on a new aircraft,” the company tweeted.

The plane was carrying 149 passengers, according to reports, and no one was injured in the aborted take-off attempt.