May 23, 2024

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EMERGENCY SLIP… IN FREE FALL: Boeing plane still loses parts mid-flight

EMERGENCY SLIP... IN FREE FALL: Boeing plane still loses parts mid-flight

Aircraft manufacturer Boeing continues to produce ink as one of its emergency slides, which is supposed to deploy in the event of an emergency landing, separated from the plane minutes into the flight last week.

“After the aircraft landed safely and proceeded to a gate, it was observed that the emergency slide had detached from the aircraft. Delta fully supports recovery efforts and is fully cooperating with the investigation,” Delta Airline said Friday after the incident, according to CBS News.

John International Airport minutes after take off on Friday. F in New York. Kennedy, Flight 520 was en route to Los Angeles when flight attendants reported a “vibration,” forcing the plane to turn around.

According to American media, the crew realized that one of the slides linked to the emergency exit above the right wing of the Boeing 767, which is supposed to be deployed during an emergency landing or ditching, was no longer in place.

A piece of beach pier in Queens was reported missing over the weekend, according to images shared on X and confirmed Monday by the New York City Parks Department.

“Delta has removed a large portion of the debris,” the department said in a statement.

For their part, the plane's 176 passengers and seven crew members were able to board another flight to continue their journey, American media said.

The incident comes a few months after a door came off mid-flight on an Alaska Airlines Boeing 737 in January.

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