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An evacuation slide fell off a plane and landed in man's yard

(CNN) — No, it's not a bird or a plane. It's an evacuation slide from a Delta flight. A large, inflatable slide fell from the sky and into a Massachusetts man's yard Sunday. It came crashing down from a flight traveling from Paris' Charles de Gaulle Airport to Boston's Logan International Airport. "It's kind of crazy," Wenhan Huang of Milton, Massachusetts, told CNN affiliate WCVB. "Who could know there's something coming from the air and drops… ( More...

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Dubslow 6
That is definitely a non-trivial failure
mike boden 4
Bumping the emergency exit handle could pull the pin on the external door. Ask me how I know. You def don't want that thing inflating and wrapping around the tail.
rapidwolve 2
True...but no one had to bump any handle..FAA "suggested" fixes back in late 2015
Pecos Llama 1
How do you know?
Because he has accidently done it before. How do you think he knows.
Pecos Llama 3
Well he said, "Ask me how I know."
From where the slide fell it’s less than 5 minutes’ flying time to the runway. If everyone’s in their seats, as they should be that close to touchdown, who could have bumped the handle?
sparkie624 1
You would be surprised how things like that happens
sharon bias 4
Never a good thing when parts are falling off airplanes.
Chris B 4
If you have ever flown into KBOS, I guarantee you have flown through "MILLT" (or over Milton where this happened) on the approach for 4L or 4R
sparkie624 3
That is just crazy... Will be interesting to find out what caused it.. .Sounds like the guy was close to it when it landed.... Glad it didn't hit him or anyone else.
joel wiley 2
"A large, inflatable slide fell from the sky. . ." From where else would it have fallen?
rapidwolve 2
Didn't the FAA mandate a repair order, back in 2015, due to "deployment when not called for"?? Numerous evac slides were popping out of their containment "structures"
James Simms 2
An Atlas Air 767 lost one @ Phoenix Sky Harbor in March 2016 while landing.
ed lang 2
aren't the slides mounted to the doors INSIDE the aircraft? How could it get outside inflight without the door opening?
cessna210g 3
I know that the 757 has a over the wing slide. It's in a compartment that not pressurized and its door opens outwards over the wing.
rapidwolve 2
No..the slides are contained within a "structure" just under the door
On many planes, you can see the compartment under the door at the bottom outside. It'll be interesting to find out which slide came out, and what plane. It looks like it might have partially deployed, or totally deployed. Still, odd...
jbqwik 1
That's what I was wondering too.
The slide fell from a Delta 767-300. It was an overwing slide, stored in a compartment in the wing-body fairing, so outside the fuselage pressure vessel. When properly deployed it allows escaping passengers to slide down from the wing trailing edge. You can find video on YouTube of deployment tests of this type of slide.
sparkie624 0
I think it is safe to say that it was not a Safe Deployment!
James Simms 2
Slip sliding away
I'm guessing 767 for CDG-BOS. Someone can look it up.
According to the video by CNN and a statement from Delta, this was Delta Flight 405, which is served with a 767-300.


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