A fire in a laptop forces to evacuate a plane at JFK

NEW YORK (HPD) — Emergency crews evacuated a JetBlue flight at New York’s JFK International Airport Saturday night due to a small fire on a passenger’s laptop, authorities said.

The aircraft was heading to a gate at Terminal 5 when the lithium battery in a passenger’s laptop caught fire, officials from the US Federal Aviation Administration (FAA), JetBlue and the Authority said. New York and New Jersey Port Authority.

The fire was quickly extinguished by the crew of JetBlue Flight 662 from Bridgetown, Barbados.

Emergency services and crew evacuated 67 people from the Airbus A320 using an emergency slide system. Another 60 passengers exited the plane as normal, according to the Ports Authority.

Seven passengers suffered minor injuries including smoke poisoning and bruised elbows, according to the Ports Authority.

“Safety is always our number one priority, and we are investigating this incident in coordination with the FAA and NTSB,” JetBlue said in a statement to the Daily News.

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