Moment when the emergency slide falls from a United Airlines Boeing 767 in a Chicago backyard as the plane lands on a flight from Switzerland
- Home surveillance camera shows slide falling to earth Monday in Chicago
- No one was hurt when the inflatable slide landed in a backyard.
- United and the FAA are still investigating how the bizarre incident occurred.
A recently released video shows the moment an emergency inflatable slide fell to the ground from a commercial plane landing at Chicago’s O’Hare International Airport.
No one was hurt in the incident Monday, when the slide fell from United Airlines Flight 12 into the backyard of a Chicago home before the plane landed safely on a flight from Switzerland.
Video from a home surveillance camera obtained by DailyMail.com shows the Boeing 767 briefly passing through the frame before an object flutters to the ground.
The slide landed in the backyard of Patrick Devitt’s home in the 4700 block of North Chester, a quiet, tree-lined residential street of single-family homes.
Devitt said he was driving to his home in the far northwest corner of town when his son and father-in-law, who were home at the time, “heard a loud bang on the side of the house” around noon.
A newly released video surfaced showing the shocking moment an emergency inflatable slide fell to earth from a commercial plane landing at Chicago O’Hare.
devitt said WLS-TV Initially, the couple didn’t think much of the noise until their father-in-law stepped outside and discovered the crumpled silver slide in the yard.
Neither man could immediately identify what the slide was other than “obviously something that shouldn’t be there” and called 911 after noticing the fuel caps on the sides of the object.
Devitt dragged the slide from his backyard to the front. He said the slide struck part of the house, damaging the roof, downspout and a window screen.
Following the incident, United said it immediately contacted the Federal Aviation Administration and was working to better understand what had happened.
A United spokesperson told DailyMail.com on Wednesday that the company had nothing new to share about the investigation.
The FAA said in a statement that it is looking into the matter, but offered no new updates beyond what was shared Monday.
Investigators and members of the Chicago Police Department inspect the slide found in a local yard.
A map shows the proximity of the backyard where the missing slide was found in relation to Chicago’s O’Hare Airport, where the United flight landed safely.
A fully inflated emergency slide is shown deployed from the side of an aircraft.
After the flight from Zurich landed safely at O’Hare, maintenance workers discovered that an emergency evacuation slide was missing.
United said the Boeing in question was manned by 10 crew members and had 155 passengers on board.
Patrick said the Chicago Police Department “was great, they were here right away” and that other units joined them soon after. The slide was finally cleared around 3:45 p.m.
Devitt said his home sustained “light damage” but “nothing too crazy” in the bizarre incident.