Plane Drops Emergency Slide on Dallas

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    NBCDFW.com
    Parts dropped off an Airbus A319 jet undergoing maintenance shortly after takeoff from Love Field.

    A surprise awaited the flight crew making a test flight of an Airbus A319 jet undergoing maintenance in Dallas.

    An emergency slide and the door over the compartment in which the slide was stowed fell from the jet shortly after takeoff from Dallas Love Field on Tuesday afternoon.

    Jet Sheds Emergency Slide, Door Over Dallas

    [DFW] Jet Sheds Emergency Slide, Door Over Dallas
    Parts drop off an Airbus A319 jet undergoing maintenance shortly after takeoff from Love Field. (Published Tuesday, Nov 10, 2009)

    Federal Aviation Administration spokesman Lynn Lunsford said the incident happened at about 1:30 p.m. He said the Aruban-registered jet was undergoing maintenance at the Associated Air Center at Love Field when the incident happened.

    Lunsford said no injuries were reported, and the jet was able to land safely. He said the door fell on the airfield, but Dallas police are helping search for the missing slide.

    Associated Air Center spokesman Mike Turner said the plane was a private executive jet but declined to identify the owner.