Burning battery pack forces emergency landing of Virgin flight

A seat fire, thought to have been caused by a portable battery
pack, forced a Virgin Atlantic flight to make an emergency landing
on Thursday night. The flight was on its way from New York’s JFK
Airport to London Heathrow
according to the Associated Press
, but was forced to land at
Boston’s Logan Airport after smoke and flames started emanating
from a passenger seat. All 217 passengers onboard the flight were
successfully evacuated.

The fire was extinguished by the crew on board, and upon landing
an investigation discovered wires protruding from the affected
area. “A battery pack consistent in appearance with an external
phone charger” was found between the cushions of the seat that
ignited,
according to police
.

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Source: FS – All Tech News 2
Burning battery pack forces emergency landing of Virgin flight