Delta flight 405 from Paris to Boston arrived 34 minutes early on Sunday – despite pushing back 15 minutes late. That wasn’t the only thing notable about the flight, however.
A family was standing in their yard when an uninflated evacuation slide fell from the sky as the aircraft made its approach to Logan airport. The six foot long slide “took down four tree branches” on the way down to the ground.
Leguia said her and her neighbor’s backs were turned when what looked like a “giant silver tarp” landed. Upon inspection they found a “Boeing” label on it and called police, who eventually figured out the tarp was actually an un-inflated emergency evacuation slide.
— Breaking Aviation News (@breakingavnews) December 2, 2019
According to the FAA, “The pilot of Delta Air Lines Flight 405, a Boeing 767, reported a loud noise as the aircraft was on approach to Boston Logan International Airport shortly before noon today. Workers inspected the aircraft after landing and discovered that the right rear evacuation slide was missing.”