An emergency evacuation slide from a plane that landed Monday at O’Hare International Airport in Chicago apparently fell off and was found in a nearby neighborhood, officials said.
No injuries were reported. Pictures from NBC Chicago showed officials removing what looked like a large section of plastic-like material. It landed in a backyard, the station reported.
Maintenance workers at the airport noticed the slide was missing from a United Airlines Boeing 767 that had just arrived from Switzerland, the Federal Aviation Administration said.
“We immediately contacted the FAA and are working with our team to better understand the circumstances around this matter,” the airline said in a statement.
The flight from Zurich landed safely with 155 passengers and 10 crew members aboard, the airline said.
The slide is in a compartment near the wing and exit door, and the door wouldn’t have to open for it to fall off, a source with knowledge of the situation said. The compartment door was open when it landed, the source said.
The FAA said it is investigating.