United Airlines says it has fired a flight attendant who deployed an emergency evacuation slide at an airport in Houston.
A United spokesman said Wednesday that the flight attendant no longer works for the carrier. Charlie Hobart declined to release the flight attendant's name or details of her employment history with the Chicago-based airline.
On Tuesday, the airline said the attendant deliberately deployed the emergency evacuation slide Monday after a flight from Sacramento, California, landed at George Bush Intercontinental Airport. She exited the aircraft by sliding down the inflatable slide.
No one was hurt. Officials have not released a possible motive for the incident.