Skip to comments.United plane's evacuation slide deploys mid-flight
Posted on 06/30/2014 6:21:40 AM PDT by Kartographer
An evacuation slide inflated inside a United Airlines plane as it flew from Chicago to California, filling part of the cabin and forcing the pilot to make an emergency landing in Kansas, the airline and passengers said.
Mike Schroeder said he was flying to Orange County, California, late Sunday when he heard a hiss and pop. Schroeder said he turned around and saw the plane's evacuation slide which would normally go outside the plane during an emergency inflating inside the cabin.
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Picture of “Otto” pilot in 3, 2, 1...........
drinks are on the house! err.... on the floor of the aisle!
Saw the pictures, yeah, that would be a big problem.
United giving Air Pakistan a run for their money
And just last night I watched “Boeing, Boeing” with Jerry Lewis and Tony Curtis.
Remember to keep your arms crossed and your feet up as you jump on the slide. What you do while you then fall 20,000 feet is your business.
Quick, a box cutter!
Lots of folks react this way to high G aerobatics. Chances are she’d adapt fine if subjected to the normal AF or Navy flying training courese.
Don’t really think it affected her opinion of the team.
Not a single Boy Scout, Field Engineer or Electrician on board has his trusty pocket knife to immediately deflated the rogue slide.
Did someone mutter something about “Law of Unintended Consequences”?
(Weapons?...Tools? The difference in not in the hardware, but with the user.)
I detest United. Probably a side effect of their standard policy of trying to cram too much, including way too many people in tiny little seats with zero leg room, inside an airplane. Unless you’re a “little person” or midget or whatever, best stay away from United/Sardine airlines. Especially when the little remaining space inside their planes start to get filled up with inflating escape ramps. I’m surprised someone wasn’t smothered in one of those United flying cattle cars.
Brilliant!!! I award you one Guinness
Sum Ting Wong?
The last step’s a doozy!
Gotta love those “Smart Systems”. Most likely someone turned on a cell phone during the flight and that set it off.
Ok, sorry, but that’s just funny.
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