Virgin Atlantic 747 Slide Deployed

A Virgin Atlantic Boeing 747-443 with registration G-VAST encountered a deployed emergency slide on Saturday, February 15th at Manchester Airport.


The Virgin Atlantic Boeing 747-443 was being prepared for its flight as VS75 to Orlando. As the catering truck pulled up at the aircraft, the emergency slide deployed.



The Boeing 747 was scheduled to depart for Orlando as VS75 at 10:40, the aircraft departed Manchester 6 hours 16 minutes late at 16:56, landing in Orlando over 5 hours late at 20:35 (01:35 GMT). 


On arrival in Orlando, the Boeing 747-443 was switched to operate flight VS16 to London Gatwick Airport, United Kingdom. The Boeing 747 arrived into London Gatwick the following morning and has remained on the ground since. 


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