Evacuation slide falls from jet, lands in backyard while man is gardening

Marco Green
December 3, 2019

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

Stephanie Leguia, a resident of a Boston suburb, told the Boston Herald that she was standing in a neighbor's backyard when an uninflated evacuation slide fell from the sky, bringing down several tree branches along the way. Yikes! Ever heard of such a thing?

"If it had hit us, we would have been dead".

Leguia and Huang inspected the "giant silver tarp" and figured out it was an un-inflated emergency evacuation slide after noticing a Boeing label on the slide.

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

A Delta Air Lines spokeswoman confirmed that it had fallen from a plane en route from Paris to Boston at around noon on Sunday.

The pilot reported a loud noise as the plane approached Logan Airport and landed safely, the Federal Aviation Administration said.

Milton Police Deputy Chief James O'Neil said police responded to the location after the slide fell.

Delta technicians found the aircraft's slide to be missing after investigating once it landed in Boston.

The Delta Air Lines-operated flight was coming from Paris, France, and was bound for Boston Logan International Airport when the incident occurred on Sunday. Just last week a committee of residents submitted a noise complaint as the aircraft fly so low, they leave ash and soot in their wake and wake residents during the night.

The flight's pilot reported hearing a loud sound as they began their descent at Boston's Logan Airport.

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