Slide that fell off B767 found outside home of lawyer suing Boeing

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The emergency slide that fell off a Delta Air Lines B767 aircraft reportedly washed up in front of a beach house belonging to a lawyer suing Boeing over safety concerns. 

Los Angeles-bound DL 529 was forced to return to New York’s John F Kennedy Airport (JFK) when the aircraft’s emergency slide fell from the aircraft shortly after takeoff on April 26, 2024.

Two days later, the slide washed up in front of the beach house of a lawyer whose firm is representing Boeing shareholders in a case against the planemaker over safety issues related to a in January 2024 incident where a plug door separated from an Alaska Airlines Boeing 737 MAX 9. 

New York attorney Jake Bissell-Linsk told The New York Post that it was a “surprise” to see the emergency slide when he looked out the window of his oceanfront home in Belle Harbor, Queens. Belle Harbor is located 9.6 kilometers southeast of JFK Airport.

“We are right on the beach and I saw it was sitting on the breakers,” Bissell-Linsk said.

According to Bissell-Links, Delta Air Lines crew arrived on the site to haul the emergency slide out of the water about five hours later.

A spokesperson for the airline told The Post that the emergency slide had been retrieved and the airline would “fully cooperate” with all relevant investigations.

Bissell-Linsk said his law firm has not yet decided whether the recent emergency slide incident is related to the case it is handling against Boeing.

Bissell-Linsk’s law firm, Labaton Keller Sucharow, claims that Boeing made misleading statements regarding safety following the January 2024 Alaska Airlines blowout.

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