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The emergency escape slide on your Airbus jet might be broken

Written by on October 13, 2017

Pumps used to inflate the emergency slides on some of Airbus SE’s biggest aircraft might not be working, a safety regulator has warned. Inspections found that some of the pumps or aspirators on the A330 and A340 wide-body models were damaged, with cracks or leaks in shutoff valves caused by the improper folding and packing of the chutes, according to the European Aviation Safety Agency. Bloomberg

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