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United plane's evacuation slide deploys mid-flight
AP via Yahoo News ^ | 6/30/14

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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TOPICS: Chit/Chat; Weird Stuff
KEYWORDS: airsafety; airtravel; chutesandladders; chutesonaplane; snakesandladders; unitedairlines
OOPS!
1 posted on 06/30/2014 6:21:40 AM PDT by Kartographer
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To: Kartographer

Picture of “Otto” pilot in 3, 2, 1...........


2 posted on 06/30/2014 6:26:33 AM PDT by CrazyIvan (I lost my phased plasma rifle in a tragic hovercraft accident.)
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3 posted on 06/30/2014 6:31:07 AM PDT by Bloody Sam Roberts (Can anyone tell me who the head of the Muslim peace movement is?)
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To: Kartographer

drinks are on the house! err.... on the floor of the aisle!


4 posted on 06/30/2014 6:33:08 AM PDT by silverleaf (Age takes a toll: Please have exact change)
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To: Kartographer

Saw the pictures, yeah, that would be a big problem.


5 posted on 06/30/2014 6:33:42 AM PDT by RJS1950 (The democrats are the "enemies foreign and domestic" cited in the federal oath)
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To: Kartographer

United giving Air Pakistan a run for their money


6 posted on 06/30/2014 6:35:29 AM PDT by Rome2000
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To: Kartographer

And just last night I watched “Boeing, Boeing” with Jerry Lewis and Tony Curtis.


7 posted on 06/30/2014 6:35:33 AM PDT by ConservativeStatement ("World Peace 1.20.09.")
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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.


8 posted on 06/30/2014 6:37:21 AM PDT by Opinionated Blowhard ("When the people find they can vote themselves money, that will herald the end of the republic.")
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Quick, a box cutter!

Oh wait.......


9 posted on 06/30/2014 6:38:08 AM PDT by headstamp 2
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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.


10 posted on 06/30/2014 6:40:07 AM PDT by Da Coyote
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Bummer!

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.)


11 posted on 06/30/2014 6:40:54 AM PDT by BwanaNdege ( "For those who have fought for it, Life bears a savor the protected will never know")
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To: ConservativeStatement

Excellent Movie


12 posted on 06/30/2014 7:13:30 AM PDT by al baby (Hi MomÂ…)
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13 posted on 06/30/2014 7:48:13 AM PDT by Rio (Proud resident of the State of Jefferson)
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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.


14 posted on 06/30/2014 8:03:40 AM PDT by MCH
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>Quick, a box cutter!
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>Oh wait.......

Brilliant!!! I award you one Guinness

15 posted on 06/30/2014 8:27:33 AM PDT by NonValueAdded ("The Arab Spring is over. Welcome to the Jihadi Spring." Jonah Goldberg)
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To: Rio; Slings and Arrows
Beware of the Blob...



16 posted on 06/30/2014 1:00:30 PM PDT by a fool in paradise (The new witchhunt: "Do you NOW, . . . or have you EVER , . . supported traditional marriage?")
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Sum Ting Wong?


17 posted on 06/30/2014 1:00:53 PM PDT by a fool in paradise (The new witchhunt: "Do you NOW, . . . or have you EVER , . . supported traditional marriage?")
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To: Opinionated Blowhard

The last step’s a doozy!


18 posted on 06/30/2014 1:02:21 PM PDT by a fool in paradise (The new witchhunt: "Do you NOW, . . . or have you EVER , . . supported traditional marriage?")
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"United Breaks Guitars."
19 posted on 06/30/2014 1:24:03 PM PDT by Slings and Arrows (You can't have Ingsoc without an Emmanuel Goldstein.s)
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Gotta love those “Smart Systems”. Most likely someone turned on a cell phone during the flight and that set it off.


20 posted on 06/30/2014 5:11:42 PM PDT by BobL
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To: headstamp 2

ROFL!

Ok, sorry, but that’s just funny.


21 posted on 06/30/2014 5:13:22 PM PDT by workerbee (The President of the United States is PUBLIC ENEMY #1)
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