Aircraft fireplace: Virgin Atlantic flight makes emergency touchdown


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A Virgin Atlantic flight has made an emergency touchdown in Boston after a hearth broke out on board.

The aircraft was travelling from New York to London on Thursday night time when the hearth began, forcing the crew to divert the flight.

No main accidents have been reported and all 217 passengers have been safely evacuated from the plane at Boston’s Logan Worldwide Airport.

Police imagine a cell phone energy financial institution might have prompted the hearth.

Bomb disposal officers inspected the plane after it landed and located a tool between the cushions of the seat the place the blaze began.

“Preliminary investigation suggests it’s a battery pack constant in look with an exterior cellphone charger,” a police spokesman instructed reporters.

Whereas no-one suffered main accidents, one passenger refused remedy for a “smoke associated criticism”.

Virgin Atlantic confirmed in an announcement that the flight had been diverted to Boston “on account of experiences of smoke within the cabin”.

“Our crew responded instantly and the aircraft has landed safely”, it stated,

The airline added that it was investigating the incident to “totally perceive the circumstances”, and was discovering lodging and different flights for affected passengers.

An American Airways flight additionally made an emergency touchdown on the airport earlier on Thursday after a cockpit gentle indicated an unspecified potential mechanical drawback because it approached Boston.

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