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Emergency slide from United Airlines flight lands in Chicago home’s backyard

Emergency slide from United Airlines flight lands in Chicago home’s backyard

In mid-air on Monday, a United Airlines Boeing 767 lost its emergency evacuation slide; according to officials and a witness, the slide wound up in the garden of a house close to Chicago’s O’Hare International Airport.

No injuries were reportedly sustained in the incident, although the house’s roof was harmed by the slide that fell. The Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) reports that a United Airlines Boeing 767 arrived from Switzerland and safely landed at Chicago’s O’Hare International Airport on Monday.

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However, maintenance personnel found that the aircraft’s emergency evacuation slide was missing during the post-landing examination. Later on, it was discovered that the missing slide had actually fallen and ended up in the backyard of the house close to the airport.

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Patrick Devitt, according to the reports, did not reside at the time, but his son and father-in-law were there and reported hearing a “boom” shortly after noon. Devitt moved the slide from the backyard to the front of his house.

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According to him, the slide damaged the roof, a window screen, and a downspout when it hit a portion of the home. It’s bigger than a compact car when it’s spread out, but I’m sure it seems a little jumbled up in the photo from when we dragged it out. It’s a very, very large piece of machinery, Devitt said.

According to United, the firm is investigating how the slide separated from the aircraft. The FAA is also looking into what happened.”We immediately contacted the FAA,” United stated in a statement. “We are working with our team to better understand the circumstances surrounding this matter.”

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