Emergency evacuation slide falls from plane, lands in Boston backyard

Delta has launched an investigation into the incident confirming that the slide that fell was an “inflatable over-wing slide.”

Delta has launched an investigation into the incident confirming that the slide that fell was an “inflatable over-wing slide.”

"Our maintenance team is inspecting the aircraft; at this time we do not have any additional information", the airline told CNN in a statement Monday.

The giant inflatable slide fell from Delta Air Lines Flight 405, a Boeing 767, on its way from Paris, France and preparing to land at Boston's Logan International Airport.

His neighbour, Stephanie Leguia, was just metres from where it fell and feared it could have killed someone.

Huang's neighbor, who spoke with the Boston Herald, added that she believed the two of them would be dead if the slide had hit them directly, as they were both standing a short way away from where the 6-foot slide landed.

Boston Logan International Airport has approximately 37,000 operations a day. 'And if we didn't die - I hate to think of the alternative'.

Leguia was chatting with a neighbour when she saw it fall. Upon closer inspection, she found the slide read "Boeing" and assumed it fell from a plane.

An evacuation slide that fell from a jetliner into the yard of a suburban home narrowly missed crushing a man who was doing some gardening at the time.

The plane landed without incident.

"They came and retrieved it yesterday afternoon", he explained.

No one was injured and no damage was reported, according to the FAA.

In a separate statement after the incident, a Delta spokeswoman said: "Delta is investigating an inflatable over-wing slide that was retrieved following an aircraft's landing into Boston's Logan Airport. The flight landed without incident and taxied to the gate under its own power", an official said.

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