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June 30th, 2014
05:33 AM ET

Evacuation Slide Deploys Midair on United Flight

A United Airlines flight was forced to land in Wichita, Kansas, after the evacuation slide accidentally deployed midair Sunday, the airline said.

The Boeing 737 was carrying 96 passengers and five crew members. It was on its way from Chicago O'Hare International Airport to John Wayne Airport in Orange County, California.

"I heard this pop. I turn around and the slide was open," passenger Michael Schroeder said.

There were no injuries, United spokeswoman Christen David said.

"All passengers were seated at the time the slide deployed. A passenger did not attempt to open the door in flight," David said.

Schroeder said the plane didn't appear to lose cabin presser and "the crew was pretty calm about it."

"Every landing you walk away from is a good one," he added.

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