It’s a plane, it’s a bird, it’s a slide.   A Mesa woman had an unexpected package drop from the sky into her yard yesterday.  spokeswoman Diana Williams with Mesa Police says an investigation determined the item was an evacuation slide from an airplane.  According to the Federal Aviation Administration, the slide was

an “un-deployed emergency/evacuation slide.”  The airplane’s crew realized what happened a few hours later and flagged down police to explain the emergency slide had fallen from the aircraft.  The plane was from a private company, Atlas Air Boeing 767, and there were no passengers on the flight when the incident occurred.  The FAA will continue their investigation into the incident itself.


Kris Dugan