It is always better to error on the side of caution. That is what was done Thursday when a US Airways plane didn’t take off from Philadelphia International Airport on its scheduled trip to Fort Lauderdale.

On its way to take-off the Airbus A320 had a tire blow out. Rather than take off on time and possibly put his 154 passengers and crew at risk upon landing later, the pilot decided to abort the flight. It was a good idea because without its tire the plane’s nose collapsed. No need to imagine what would have happened had the pilot tried to land without the tire. As it stands, there were no serious injuries reported according to a spokesman.

Source: Chicago Tribune Friday March 14, 2014 Section 1, Page 14

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