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A Virgin Atlantic flight makes an emergency landing in Boston after a cabin fire

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(CNN)A Virgin Atlantic flight headed to London from New York City was diverted to Boston after a small fire broke out in the first class cabin Thursday night, a passenger said. The flight's 217 passengers were safely evacuated after the emergency landing, the Massachusetts State Police said. It said the flames may have come from a passenger seat that had an electrical malfunction. (www.cnn.com) Mehr...

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sho69607
Spencer Hoefer 2
this reminds me of Swiss Air #111, thank goodness they were able to divert before this became a bigger issue.
rds24a
Richard Sucher 1
Photos from MA state police: https://boston.cbslocal.com/2019/07/05/virgin-atlantic-emergency-landing-logan-airport-plane-fire/
RobertS975
Rob Smith 1
The fire was from a battery pack that was stuck in the seat probably from an earlier flight.
plausipo
Po Lau 1
"smoke was from a TV unit"..."There was no big commotion."
Commotion=a state of confused and noisy disturbance.
We might have more commotion here in this forum :-)
heymanwvu
Eric Wilson 1
:) I think there were conflicting reports of the source of the fire.. I only read the article posted here, but after reading the Guardian article (and other sources), it refers to charging devices
nasdisco
Chris B -2
Charging devices is something that is needs to be stopped.



https://www.theguardian.com/business/2019/jul/05/virgin-atlantic-flight-makes-emergency-landing-in-boston-after-fire-on-board
heymanwvu
Eric Wilson 3
Quote: It said the flames may have come from a passenger seat that had an electrical malfunction.
eccsandiego
eccsandiego 2
Please just read the article in the Guardian for which the OP provided a link. It quotes the Massachusetts state police.

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eccsandiego
eccsandiego 1
Please just read the article in the Guardian for which the OP provided a link. It quotes the Massachusetts state police.
lpmusix
lpmusix 4
Yes, and are they the NTSB who has completed a full investigation? Didn't think so.

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