A Chicago family had a close call when an evacuation slide fell from a plane approaching O’Hare International Airport and struck their house.
The slide caused damage to the roof shingles, downspout and a kitchen window screen before ending up in the back yard.
The family called 911 and a Federal Aviation Administration team arrived about 30 minutes later.
The FAA confirmed crews at O’Hare discovered a United Airlines Boeing 767 that had just landed from Switzerland was missing its emergency slide.
The FAA and United Airlines are investigating what caused the slide to fall from the plane.
The family is thankful that no one was injured, and they are grateful for the quick response of the FAA and first responders.
This is a reminder of the importance of safety procedures on airplanes. Evacuation slides are designed to help passengers escape from a plane in an emergency, but they can be dangerous if they are not properly deployed.
The FAA and United Airlines are working to determine what caused the slide to fall from the plane, and they will take steps to prevent this from happening again.