Delta jet makes emergency landing, slide explodes inside cabin

On Saturday, a Delta flight bound for Los Angeles from JFK airport made an unexpected stop in Salt Lake City due to a technical issue.

The Boeing 767-300, with 168 passengers on board, had to land after the temperature instrument needed for icing conditions failed.

After the passengers disembarked, the plane was all set to take off again at around 1 p.m. local time in Utah. Unfortunately, an air slide at the back of the aircraft was accidentally set off, hitting a Delta crew member in the head.

Passengers later recounted that the slide “exploded” inside the plane and that a panel was forced out of the door. The hurt crew member was taken to the hospital. However, they were checked out and discharged. The travelers were then booked onto a replacement plane which was scheduled to depart at 4 p.m. Mountain time.

As an apology for the delay, the airline gave the passengers 7,500 miles. Delta issued a statement saying that the safety of their customers and people was their number one priority.