I have some very interesting photos to share in this thread. :)
To give some background info if you haven’t heard of US Airways 1702…
On March 14th, 2014, US1702 was a commercial flight from KPHL-KFLL being operated by an Airbus A320-200 (N113UW).
To summarize the accident, the cause was pilot error. They entered the wrong runway information, which led to a tailstrike. Upon rotation, the pilots attempted to abort takeoff; but when touching down the front landing gear collapsed.
Here’s footage taken of the accident
All 154 people on board survived, but the aircraft received substantial damage. The aircraft was quickly written off, and it has been sitting in storage at KPHL since.
If you’d like more information, here’s a couple of links:
You can spot the aircraft very upclose along Fort Mifflin Rd. There’s a fence between you and the aircraft, but you still can take great photos.
From Google Maps, you can see the aircraft tied down aswell:
Anyways, enjoy the couple of photos I took! Please mention if I made any mistakes with the information I stated above aswell.
You can see from this angle what is supporting the aircraft up, after the front landing gear collapsed. The aircraft was originally entirely covered by the blue cover, but over the years it has torn away, revealing the US Airways A320.
Another angle of the front of the aircraft. You can see US Ariways tried their best in a hurry to remove their markings from the aircraft. But it’s still pretty easy to identify the airline, especially from an eye from an aviation enthusiast.
A closeup look on the rear landing gears. These wheels have remained stationary for over 6 years, and it doesn’t seem like they’ll be moving again any time soon.
The final photo I’ll be posting, the tail of the aircraft. Again, US Airways tried to cover up the fact it’s their aircraft. It’s still pretty easy to identify though.
It’s pretty sad to see this aircraft just sitting here. Personally, I think it would be pretty cool to see it apart of a museum, or just on display. But for now, it will remain at KPHL.
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