Photos: US Airways Plane Blows Tyre, Skids Off Runway And Nose Gear Collapses After Takeoff

With the Malaysian plane still missing, U.S. Airways Flight 1702 was heading to Fort Lauderdale, Florida when  the front tyre blew out and the pilot decided to abort takeoff. The nose gear then collapsed when the pilot tried to land the plane again.
The plane was carrying 149 passengers and five crew who emerged unhurt ..A Passenger told CBS

““We were airborne, then struck back down by the nose.The plane went up, came back down a little bit the first time, then didn’t think much of it. Went up the second time, and then kind of felt loose and went straight back into the ground. Kind of sheer terror in everyone’s eyes,” 

Lucky people….More photos after the cut…

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