Delta flight diverted to Salt Lake City due to inflatable slide

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Delta flight diverted to Salt Lake City due to inflatable slide

An inflatable emergency slide was accidentally installed in a Delta Air Lines plane on the ground at Salt Lake International Airport on Saturday.

Delta flight 520, operating from New York-JFK to Los Angeles-LAX, diverted to Salt Lake City due to a maintenance issue, the airline said in a statement to CNN on Sunday.

While on the ground, the same aircraft's slide was temporarily activated by an accident. No emergency landings were declared, nor did the plane divert due to the slide, according to the statement, which states that no emergency landing was declared.

One crew member was taken to the hospital for an evaluation but has since been discharged, the airline said.

The spokeswoman said that there were 168 passengers on board the plane at the time of the incident.

All customers on a second aircraft were re-accommodated. It is regrettable that they had to delay their travel plans. No more important is the safety of our customers and customers, he said, adding, nothing is more important than the safety of our customers and people.