An evacuation slide fell off a plane and landed in man's yard

A Delta Air Lines spokeswoman confirmed to the Boston Herald that the uninflated slide fell around noon on Sunday, local time.

Sunday afternoon took a surprising turn for several residents of Milton, Massachusetts when a huge evacuation slide fell from the sky into a back garden.

A MA man got quite the scare when an evacuation slide fell from a Delta airplane and almost hit him.

His neighbour, Stephanie Leguia, was just metres from where it fell and feared it could have killed someone. It came crashing down from a flight traveling from Paris' Charles de Gaulle Airport to Boston's Logan International Airport. "And if we didn't die - I hate to think of the alternative".

Despite giving those it almost hit a shock, it isn't entirely surprising that the slide fell over Milton.

The US Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) has launched an investigation after an inflatable evacuation slide detached from a Boeing airplane and fell into a resident's backyard in Milton, Massachusetts. Workers discovered that the right rear slide was missing after the plane had landed safely.

"Delta is investigating an inflatable over-wing slide that was retrieved following an aircraft's landing into Boston's Logan Airport".

Huang said he was doing yard work, when the slide landed, crushing a few branches on a Japanese maple tree, WCVB reported.

No one was injured and no damage was reported, according to the FAA. "The flight landed without incident and taxied to the gate under its own power".

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