Emergency slide of ANA plane accidentally activated

ABS-CBN News

Posted at Apr 17 2015 11:39 AM | Updated as of Apr 17 2015 07:39 PM

The emergency slide of an All Nippon Airways (ANA) Boeing 767 plane was accidentally activated by a flight crew member at the Ninoy Aquino International Airport (NAIA) Terminal 3 on Thursday. Photo by Raoul Esperas

MANILA - The emergency slide of a Boeing 767 plane of All Nippon Airways (ANA) was accidentally activated while the aircraft was parked at the Ninoy Aquino International Airport (NAIA) Terminal 3 Thursday afternoon.

NAIA Terminal 3 manager Octavio "Bing" Lina, in an interview with ABS-CBN, confirmed the incident.

Lina said over 160 passengers of ANA flight 869 were disembarking at Gate 113 when a flight crew member accidentally pulled the safety pin of the emergency slide.

Lina said the emergency slide, located at the right tail end sector, was immediately deflated.

A replacement aircraft was dispatched by ANA to ferry the affected passengers whose flight was delayed for almost three hours.

The aircraft underwent routine safety inspection and flew back to Japan. -- By Raoul Esperas