Back to Squawk list
  • 5

Philly Airport Runway Closed for Investigation

A runway at Philadelphia International Airport was closed for a little under a half hour Tuesday afternoon for an investigation, airport officials tell NBC10. Runway 1735 was closed just after 2 p.m. and remained closed for around 25 minutes, the airport said. As of 2:45 p.m., airport officials said everything was reopened. The FAA reported no major delays following the incident. ( More...

Sort type: [Top] [Newest]

concord977 1
Update: Pilot on approach to Philadelphia Int'l Airport reports blast

PHILADELPHIA INT'L AIRPORT - May 22, 2012 (WPVI) -- A runway at Philadelphia International Airport was briefly closed on Tuesday afternoon after a pilot on approach reportedly saw a smoke trail and felt a blast.

The FAA tells Action News that U.S. Airways Flight 4321 from Elmira-Corning Regional Airport was on final approach when the pilot saw something coming from the ground with a smoke trail.

The pilot said something seemed to detonate off the right side of the plane, but didn't hit the plane.


Don't have an account? Register now (free) for customized features, flight alerts, and more!
Did you know that FlightAware flight tracking is supported by advertising?
You can help us keep FlightAware free by allowing ads from We work hard to keep our advertising relevant and unobtrusive to create a great experience. It's quick and easy to whitelist ads on FlightAware or please consider our premium accounts.