Delta Flight unscheduled landing in Utah: Then Air Slide Deploys Inside Plane, Crew Member Injured


A Delta flight from JFK to Los Angeles had more than its share of difficulties on Saturday. First the plane made an unscheduled stop in Utah then the air slide deploys, injuring a crew member.

The plane was forced to make an unscheduled landing in Utah on Saturday due to technical difficulties with the temperature instrument. Little did the passengers and crew know that this was just the beginning of a series of unfortunate incidents.

Shortly after the aircraft landed in Salt Lake City, a crew member was unexpectedly struck by an “exploding” air slide. The crew member was immediately taken to the hospital for medical attention. It was an unexpected twist to an already eventful journey.

The B767-300, carrying 168 passengers, had been en route to LAX when the pilot announced the need for an emergency landing in Salt Lake City. The cause was traced back to a malfunctioning temperature instrument in the backup system, which was crucial for dealing with potential icing conditions.

Air slide explodes and deploys

After a smooth landing, the passengers were asked to deplane while the issue was addressed. Thankfully, the temperature instrument was fixed, and at around 1 p.m. local time, the plane was deemed ready to resume the journey.