United Airlines flight attendant suspended after film shows crew member ‘using plane’s emergency slide’
15:42, 5 APR 2016 UPDATED 16:01, 5 APR 2016
BY KELLY-ANN MILLS
A video shows a woman jumping on, sliding down then walking away from the Boeing 737 as it was waiting on the ground with 159 passengers on board
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This flight attendant was presumably fed up with her day job and decided to go out in style as she launched the plane’s emergency slide.
She apparently jumped on, slid down then walked away from the Boeing 737 as it was waiting on the ground with 159 passengers on board.
Her bizarre actions have confused everyone and even left airline bosses in the dark, who suspended the woman from flying duties.
A United Airlines spokesman told Mashable: “We hold all our employees to the highest standard.
Flight Attendant Deploys Emergency SlideShe jumps on the slide after opening door
“The unsafe behavior is unacceptable and does not represent the more than 20,000 flight attendants who ensure the safety of our customers.”
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The plane had landed at Texas in the USA on an internal flight from Sacramento in California yesterday morning.
About five minutes after touchdown the presumably impatient employee decided to open one of the aircraft‘s front doors and launch the slide.
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The plane was delayed for around 40 minutes then carried on its journey to Fort Lauderdale in Florida.
Flight Attendant Deploys Emergency SlideBosses have suspended her
It is not the first time an attendant has got in hot water.
Last year there were calls for a flight attendant to be fired after she ‘posed for photos INSIDE plane’s engine before take-off’
Passengers who had just boarded the plane looked out of their windows and saw Ericka Paige Diehl, 41, on the ground before she posed for photographs in front of the engine blades.