The emergency slide fell from a United Airlines plane that landed at O’Hare International Airport Monday, only missing the house but causing no injuries.
The Boeing 767 departing from Switzerland landed safely but maintenance workers found the plane missing an emergency evacuation chute, according to the Federal Aviation Administration.
The slide was discovered in a yard on the 4700 North Chester Avenue block at around 12:15 p.m.
Patrick Devitt told reporters that the slide hit part of his house, damaging the roof, downspout and window panes.
The emergency slide was collected from the front yard of the house near O’Hare International Airport.
Devitt said he was not home at the time, but his son and father-in-law were. He said he dragged her to the front yard and alerted the authorities.
The airline said the flight crew did not realize the parachute had dropped until after they had landed. The FAA said it was investigating the incident.