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Flight attendant takes joy ride on emergency slide to exit plane

By Daniel Uria
A United Airlines flight attendant was removed from flight duties after she deployed the plane's emergency slide for no apparent reason, and then slid down it to exit the plane. The plane had landed safely at Bush Intercontinental Airport in Houston. 
 Screen capture/KGNS/Inform Inc.
A United Airlines flight attendant was removed from flight duties after she deployed the plane's emergency slide for no apparent reason, and then slid down it to exit the plane. The plane had landed safely at Bush Intercontinental Airport in Houston. Screen capture/KGNS/Inform Inc.

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HOUSTON, April 5 (UPI) -- A United Airlines flight attendant made a bizarre exit from an airplane after it landed in Houston when she deployed and slid down the plane's emergency slide.

Video shows the unidentified flight attendant tossing her bag down the slide before hopping on and sliding down herself.

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The plane landed safely at Bush Intercontinental Airport in Houston after departing from Sacramento and airline officials are unsure why she chose to deploy the slide, but believe it was done intentionally.

United Airlines released a statement following the incident, announcing that she had been removed from flight duties.

"We hold all of our employees to the highest standard. The unsafe behavior is unacceptable and does not represent the more than 20,000 flight attendants who ensure the safety of our customers," the statement said. "United is reviewing the matter and they have removed the employee from her flying duties."

According to KPRC 2, a member of the woman's family said she was doing well and that the issue was a private family matter.

A man was having trouble breathing at the back of the plane at the time, but it is unclear if this contributed to the flight attendant choosing to deploy the slide.

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The man was escorted off of the plane in a wheelchair while the rest of the 159 passengers exited the plane normally.

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