No injuries were reported after US Airways Flight 1702 aborted takeoff shortly after 6 p.m. EDT Thursday at the Philadelphia International Airport, according to a US Airways spokeswoman.
The incident created an emergency ground stop at the airport, according to the Federal Aviation Administration, which was still in effect as of 7 p.m. Thursday.
"The takeoff was aborted," US Airways spokeswoman Valerie Hooks said, adding the reasoning behind this is still being investigated.
"At this time, we are still investigating," she said.
Wind gusts of 30-35 mph were in the region at 6 p.m., according to AccuWeather.com Meteorologist Brian Edwards.
The flight was scheduled to depart from Philadelphia to Fort Lauderdale, Fla., with 149 passengers and five crew members, Hooks said.
A person walks around a damaged US Airways jet at the end of a runway at the Philadelphia International Airport, Thursday, March 13, 2014, in Philadelphia. Airline officials said the flight was heading to Fort Lauderdale, Fla., when the pilot was forced to abort takeoff around 6:30 p.m., after the front landing gear failed. An airport spokeswoman said no injuries have been reported. (AP Photo/Matt Slocum)
Thunderstorms and soaking rain will threaten Memorial Day ceremonies, cookouts and vacations for millions on Monday.
Potent thunderstorms will target part of the Plains during a time when many will be outdoors celebrating Memorial Day.
Memorial Day marks the unofficial start to summer, and elevated temperatures will waste no time in surging back into the northwestern United States this week.
Despite no longer being a tropical storm, Bonnie will continue to spread downpours across the Eastern Seaboard of the United States into Memorial Day.
Rainy weather will help to lessen the severity of the drought around Colombia and Venezuela in the coming months while drier-than-normal conditions make matters worse for the drought in Chile and northeastern Brazil.
Moisture from Bonnie will put outdoor plans in jeopardy from Washington, D.C., to Boston into Memorial Day.
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