Where’s the emergency? Flight attendant’s dramatic exit lands her in hot water Twitter/jacelarson

A flight attendant’s decision to quickly exit a United Airlines airplane in quite a unique way left passengers scratching their heads.

The attendant deployed the emergency slide shortly after the aircraft’s arrival at George Bush Intercontinental Airport in Houston on Monday. She then tossed her bag out of the door and exited the plane via the slide about five minutes after it landed. Surveillance video captured the whole thing.

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Officials suspended the woman. They say there was no apparent emergency that warranted use of the slide.

“We hold all of our employees to the highest standard,” a United spokesperson said. “The unsafe behavior is unacceptable and does not represent the more than 20,000 flight attendants who ensure the safety of our customers.”

There were 159 passengers and six crew members aboard the plane.

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The flight attendant’s actions are reminiscent of JetBlue flight attendant Steven Slater who cursed out a passenger, grabbed a beer and pulled the emergency slide back in 2010.

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