Flight diverted to Michigan after fire in passenger's electronic device

Laptop fire forces plane to make precautionary landing in Grand Rapids

"I was stunned", Kat Honniball said.

Our Fire Department cleared the scene, no injuries and all clear for JetBlue Flt#915.

As passengers stood and looked back at the commotion, flight attendants threw the smoldering backpack into a container and rushed it toward the rear gallery, Honniball said.

A JetBlue flight from NY to San Francisco was diverted on Tuesday after a lithium battery caught fire in the aircraft's cabin, authorities said.

A smoking laptop battery forced an unexpected landing for a transatlantic JetBlue flight Tuesday, renewing questions about the safety of flying with lithium-ion batteries.

A flight from JFK Airport, headed to San Francisco, was diverted to MI on Tuesday night when a laptop battery caught fire.

The JetBlue Airbus A321, with 158 passengers and crew on board, landed safely at Gerald Ford International Airport in Grand Rapids, Michigan, at around 8pm local time Tuesday.

Lithium batteries have drawn attention recently for unexpectedly catching fire in some devices.

The scare draws new attention to the potential hazards of lithium ion batteries on an aircraft at 30,000 feet.

There have been persistent concerns over the increased risk of cargo fires caused by large numbers of lithium batteries in the belly of commercial airliners.

The passengers on board the JetBlue flight left MI and later safely landed in San Francisco. No one on board was hurt.


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