Evacuation slide

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Inflated evacuation slide

An evacuation slide is an inflatable slide used to evacuate an aircraft quickly. An escape slide is required on all passenger-carrying aircraft if the door is too high for passengers to step down from the aircraft uninjured. Federal Aviation Administration requires slides on doors where the floor is 6 feet (1.8 m) or more above the ground.

Some slides are designed to act also as life rafts if the plane lands in the water.