A United Airlines jet headed for Denver from Portland turned around after taking off Wednesday after an emergency escape slide apparently deployed while the plane was in the air.
United Airlines flight 364 had taken off about 8:14 a.m. from Portland International Airport when a warning indicator connected to an emergency escape slide prompted the crew to turn the plane around and return to Portland.
Now there is no track at all for this flight – an unfortunate side effect of the implementation of retrieval of historic flight tracks. There was no arrival message so evidently that means the flight never existed, even though you know it did.
Yup, all gone. Track was only good until next flight with same flight number. Couldn’t see to much of the track anyway, at least until they get the zoom in feature working. By looking at news reports, they dumped some fuel before landing with the slide flapping past the wing. Have to wonder how that happened.
Event Type: Incident Highest Injury: None Mid Air: N Missing: N
City: PORTLAND State: OR Country: US
UNITED AIRLINES, UAL364, A BOEING 757 ACFT, WHILE ON DEPARTURE, THE LEFT
WING SLAT FAILED TO RETRACT AND THE EMERGENCY SLIDE ON THE LEFT WING
DEPLOYED BUT DID NOT INFLATE, ACFT RETURNED AND LANDED WITHOUT INCIDENT,