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Emergency slide deploys on jetliner before Miami takeoff

An American Airlines flight was canceled Monday after the chute deployed before takeoff.
An American Airlines flight was canceled Monday after the chute deployed before takeoff. Miami Herald file

The chute on a 767 jet scheduled for a Miami-to-New York flight accidentally deployed two hours before the scheduled 9 a.m. takeoff on Monday.

The appearance of the big slide used to unload passengers after emergency landings sidelined the plane and canceled American Airlines Flight 2493 to JFK.

No injuries were reported, according to an American Airlines spokesperson.

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