Kicker: An inflatable slide’s emergency landing


MARY REICHARD, HOST: Talk about odd! Something plopped into the front yard of a man in Massachusetts this week. 

Wenhan Huang was minding his own business, doing yard work at his home just south of Boston when he heard a loud noise.

He turned around and saw a big gray thing sitting there. It’s hadn’t been there before.  No cars or trucks had passed his house. No visitors had come by.

He looked more closely and realized nobody could have put it in his yard. Huang told WCVB-tv:

HUANG: It’s pretty heavy. You can’t even carry it.

The “thing” was an inflatable slide that had fallen from the sky!

HUANG: It’s kind of crazy. Who could know like there’s something coming from the air and dropping to my yard, right?

The good news is no one was hurt and the slide only took out a few branches from a tree in Huang’s yard. 

And it’s a good thing the Delta Air Lines flight from Paris to Boston didn’t have to make an emergency landing.

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(Kevin Brown via AP) In this Sunday, Dec. 1, 2019, photo provided by Kevin Brown, a police officer inspects an evacuation slide that fell from a jetliner into the yard of a home in Milton, Mass.

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