Published: Tue, December 03, 2019
Markets | By Otis Pena

Evacuation slide accidentally falls from plane into Boston backyard

Evacuation slide accidentally falls from plane into Boston backyard

The Delta Air Lines-operated flight was coming from Paris, France, and was bound for Boston Logan International Airport when the incident occurred on Sunday.

Breaking Aviation News shared a photo of the deflated slide laying on the grass. Maybe two or three people can lift it'. "And if we didn't die..."

Milton police notified the agency that they found the slide in a backyard. It broke four branches before smashing into the ground just feet from where the neighbours were stood chatting.

"If it had hit us, we would have been dead - it's that heavy", Milton resident Stephanie Leguia, whose backyard is where the evacuation slide landed, told the Boston Herald.

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The FAA is investigating the why the slide fell but has so far only provided a statement clarifying the nature of the incident; "The pilot of Delta Air Lines Flight 405, a Boeing 767, reported a loud noise as the aircraft was on approach to Boston's Logan International Airport shortly before noon today".

Local resident Amy Caldwell said she saw the slide falling through the air while driving.

"We can not expect the community of Milton and surrounding towns to live in fear of debris falling from the sky, " he said, adding he recently met FAA administrator Steve Dickson to discuss the number of flights "plaguing Milton and nearby communities with relentless airplane noise and pollution". "My husband and I said, 'Oh my God, what is that?'" "The flight landed without incident and taxied to the gate under its own power".

"No injuries or ground damage were reported to the FAA, which is investigating", the FAA said.

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