United Airlines flight 1463 makes emergency landing in Wichita
United Airlines flight 1463 from Chicago to Santa Ana, California, made an emergency landing in Wichita, Kansas, after an evacuation slide accidentally inflated mid-flight on Sunday night.
After landing, passenger Sara Schroeder tweeted: “Gentlemen in shiny metallic suits checking out the @united plane.”
Nobody was injured, the airline said.
Flight 1463 made a rapid descent, according to Flight Aware website, and landed in Wichita at 10:36 p.m. local time (11:36 p.m. ET).
The Boeing 737-700 with 96 aboard took off from Chicago at 8:18 p.m. (9:18 p.m. ET), according to United Airlines spokeswoman Christen David.
Christen David added that the airline was flying in another aircraft to resume the flight “and get our customers to their final destination as quickly as possible.”
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