United flight from Chicago diverted after emergency evacuation slide deploys

A United Airlines flight from Chicago made an emergency landing, after its evacuation slide deployed inside.

The flight left O’Hare Airport to go to Orange County, California, Sunday.

The plane was forced to land in Kansas when its evacuation chute deployed.

No one was hurt.

Passengers say they heard a pop and saw the inflated slide in the back of the plane

The cause of the slide deployment is under investigation.

United says no one tried to open the emergency exit door; they issued the following statement in response to the incident:

“The flight diverted to Wichita, Kansas, after the emergency evacuation slide accidentally deployed.  No one was injured and the flight landed safely.  We are flying in another aircraft to resume the flight and get our customers to their final destination as quickly as possible.”

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