TWO women were left in shock when an evacuation slide almost landed on them after it fell off a Delta plane that was coming in to land.
The aircraft was approaching Boston’s Logan International Airport on Sunday when the un-inflated slide reportedly fell off in a residential neighbourhood.
Stephanie Leguia, a resident in Milton, Massachusetts, told The Boston Herald: "If it had hit us, we would have been dead.
"And if we didn’t die — I hate to think of the alternative."
Stephanie was outside chatting with her neighbour before noon on Sunday when the 6-foot silver emergency slide came crashing down from the sky, landing just feet away from where the two were standing.
The neighbours called the police, who deduced the object was an un-inflated emergency evacuation slide, the report said.
The slide fell from a wing of a Delta flight that eventually landed at Logan International Airport at 12:01 p.m., a Delta spokeswoman told the paper.
The spokeswoman said the airline and the Federal Aviation Administration are investigating the mishap.
The town of Milton is under the flight path of thousands of planes that head to Logan Airport, which is about 11 miles to the north, the report said.
Just last week, residents vented about the noise and environmental pollution from low-flying planes to the town’s select board.
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