Plane makes emergency landing due to burning laptop

CHICAGO (HPD) — A Lufthansa flight from Los Angeles to Frankfurt, Germany, had to land at Chicago’s O’Hare International Airport after a passenger’s laptop caught fire, the airline said.

The landing Monday night was a precautionary measure after an overheated laptop computer caused a small fire in the passenger cabin, the airline said.

The fire had already been extinguished by the time the aircraft landed, WLS-TV reported.

None of the passengers were injured, but two flight attendants were treated for smoke inhalation after the “unscheduled landing,” Lufthansa said in a statement.

The airline said its ground staff helped passengers rebook flights to their final destinations and said it was sorry for “the inconvenience caused to passengers.”

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