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Travel United Airlines flight makes emergency landing after phone battery catches fire

11:26  27 february  2020
11:26  27 february  2020 Source:   usatoday.com

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A United flight was forced to make an emergency landing on Wednesday after a passenger's laptop battery caught fire . The flight from Newark, New Jersey, to Nassau, Bahamas, was above the Atlantic Ocean off the East Coast of Florida when the battery ignited in what the airline described as a

An United Airlines flight had to make an emergency landing after a "thermal runaway event."

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Flight 1456 from Newark, New Jersey, to Nassau, Bahamas, diverted to Daytona Beach Airport Wednesday after a phone battery charger caught fire mid-flight, the airport confirmed on Twitter.

The fire was contained to a passenger's bag and placed inside a fire retardant case after bursting into flames, Daytona Beach Airport added. There were no injuries to the flight's 130 passengers and five crew members, and no damage to the plane.

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United Airlines flight 1871 was met by fire trucks on the runway shortly after touching down on Wednesday evening, having left the airport only minutes earlier. The flight landed safely and passengers deplaned normally,” United spokesperson Kimberly Gibbs said afterwards.

Media captionThe ANA flight made an emergency landing at Takamatsu. United Airlines is the only US carrier currently flying Dreamliners, and the carrier said it was not taking any immediate On 8 January, Japan Airlines reported that a fire broke out on a 787 shortly after it landed in Boston.

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The Florida airport shared a picture of the charred devices.

United Airlines referred to the incident as a "thermal runaway event on board."

"Emergency personnel met the aircraft and customers remained onboard prior to the aircraft redeparting for Nassau," United spokesperson Leslie Scott said in a statement to USA TODAY. "We appreciate the quick work of our employees on board to keep our customers and fellow employees safe."

This article originally appeared on USA TODAY: United Airlines flight makes emergency landing after phone battery catches fire

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