Delta aircraft slide accidentally deploys after plane diverted to Salt Lake City

An inflatable emergency slide accidentally deployed inside of a Delta Air Lines plane while on the ground at Salt Lake International Airport on Saturday.

“While on the ground, the same aircraft’s slide was deployed by accident.”

No emergency landing was declared, nor did the plane divert due to the slide, according to the statement.

Out of an abundance of caution, one crew member was taken to the hospital for evaluation but has since been discharged, the airline stated.

The spokesperson said there were 168 passengers on board the B767-300 plane at the time of the incident.

All customers were re-accommodated on a secondary aircraft. It landed at Los Angeles International Airport Saturday evening without further incident

“We apologize for the delay to their travel plans. Nothing is more important than the safety of our customers and people,” the spokesperson said.

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