All passengers and crew are safe
A flight bound for California had to make an emergency landing in Kansas on Sunday night after the plane’s emergency evacuation slide accidentally deployed while it was in the air.
United Airlines Flight 1463 was carrying 96 passengers and five crew members from Chicago to southern California when the emergency slide deployed by accident, the airline said. Passengers told ABC News they heard a pop and then saw the slide inflate. “It was interesting. Nobody was scared or anything,” passenger Michael Davis told ABC. “The captain made an announcement that we’re gonna land in Wichita. He said, ‘Don’t worry about the emergency trucks, it’s just standard procedure.’”
Passenger Taylor Martinez posted a photo of the deployed evacuation slide on Twitter.
“No one was injured and the flight landed safely,” United spokeswoman Christen David said. The airline provided accommodations for all the passengers in Wichita, and they’re scheduled to fly out on another flight Monday morning.