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Plane emergency reported at Philly airport

Mechanical failure causes plane emergency at Philadelphia Airport, no injuries reported

Plane emergency reported at Philly airport

PHILADELPHIA (AP) -- Passengers have been evacuated from a Florida-bound plane at Philadelphia International Airport after an apparent mechanical failure.

Airline officials said USAirways Flight 1702 was heading to Fort Lauderdale, Florida, when the pilot was forced to abort takeoff around 6:30 p.m. Thursday after the front landing gear failed.

An airport spokeswoman said no injuries have been reported.

Flights have been halted at the airport.

No further details were immediately available.