Aircraft Evacuation Slide Opens Mid-Air

United Airlines Flight 1463 was forced make an emergency landing early Sunday night when an evacuation slide inflated in the back of the cabin. The plane was traveling from Chicago to Santa Ana when it was diverted to Wichita after the incident.

The evacuation slide would normally be deployed outside of the plane after an emergency landing. The plane was at its cruising altitude when the slide inflated.

Many passengers abroad the flight flocked to Twitter to post pictures and tweets describing the ordeal. Passenger Taylor Martinez tweeted that it was the “scariest flight of all time”. NBC 4 reported an account by passenger Mike Schroeder who heard a “hiss and a pop” and witnessed the slide fill the whole back area of the cabin.

By | 2018-08-30T14:12:56+00:00 June 30th, 2014|Aviation News|