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August 22, 2012

United Captain Accidentally Deploys Emergency Slide

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United 757 with slide deployed. (Photo by Bob Sullivan, NBC News, via KING5)

The captain of a United Airlines Boeing 757-200 accidentally deployed one of the plane’s emergency escape slides prior to a flight out of Seattle Wednesday morning. He was attempting to help a flight attendant close the door, which was stuck. The door reportedly fell off and the slide deployed. [KING5]

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