Emergency Slide Deploys During Descent, Falls on House

An Atlas Air Boeing 767 was landing in Phoenix when an emergency slide deployed. The aircraft was at 2800 feet.

Credit: Eric Salard – N641GT, via Wikimedia Commons

“It was a loud bang and then the house actually shook,” Self said.

It’s been windy this week but what hit her house Wednesday afternoon was anything but a downed tree.

“It just smelled like sulfur burning,” she explained.

Mesa police officers responded and did some digging.

“Someone else had called 911 and said that they had seen an object falling from an airplane,” Self explained.

(HT: Leonard B.)

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  1. I meant that I did not know that a slide could deploy WITHOUT the door being opened.

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