Passengers on US Airways Flight 1702 were evacuated Thursday when their plane crash-landed shortly after takeoff from Philadelphia Airport.
"All customers and crew have safely evacuated," US Airways rep Todd Lehmacher said in a statement. "Emergency crews are on scene. Passengers are in the process of being transported to the terminal."
Philadelphia Airport grounded all planes "until further notice."
Passengers immediately took to social media to share photos of the plane and send messages to loved ones.
PHL is currently on a ground stop until further notice due to the US Airways collapsed nose gear incident.— PHLAirport (@PHLAirport) March 13, 2014
"Plane just crashed. But we are ok," Dennis Fee wrote on Facebook.
so my plane just crashed... pic.twitter.com/X51BLwa5PS— skip (@han_horan) March 13, 2014
so yup pic.twitter.com/2WuLUWzpND— skip (@han_horan) March 13, 2014