An Alaska Airlines flight from New Orleans was evacuated Monday when a passenger’s phone caught on fire shortly after landing in Seattle.
An Alaska Airlines flight was evacuated Monday night after a passenger’s phone caught fire, causing hazy smoke in the cabin. https://t.co/TcNjiKInp1
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The 128 passengers and six crew members on board used the evacuation slides to exit the aircraft. (RELATED: Watch Passengers Slide Out Of Plane And Onto Ice After Emergency Landing In Russia)
“The crew acted swiftly using fire extinguishers and a battery containment bag to control the fire and deployed the evacuation slides due to hazy conditions in the cabin,” an Alaska Airlines spokesperson said, according to Newsweek. “All guests exited the aircraft. Medics met the aircraft to attend to guests and crew.”
Passengers only reported “minor scrapes and bruises” according to a tweet by the Seattle- Tacoma Intl. Airport. The incident also did not disrupt normal airport operations.