Plane evacuated in Boston after passenger’s carry-on causes small fire: report

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The fire was brought under control immediately and no casualty was reported

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According to reports, a plane bound for Pittsburgh was evacuated on Wednesday after a minor fire broke out in a passenger’s carry-on in Boston.

Airline officials said a small fire broke out on Delta Flight 5643, operated by Republic Airways, while the plane was at the gate of Boston Logan International Airport.

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Officials said the fire started in a passenger’s carry-on bag and it was immediately extinguished. No one was reported to be injured.

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An emergency slide appears to have been deployed and first responders were at the scene, according to posted photos on social media.

The passengers and crew eventually exchanged aircraft and continued for Pittsburgh, KDKA-TV reported.

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According to the station, Republic Airways said in a statement, “The safety of our passengers and crew members is our foremost concern, and we are grateful to the first responders, who were on site to ensure that the situation was controlled.” Has gone.”

Officials did not immediately say what caused the fire in the carry-on.

Delta Air Lines and Republic Airways did not respond to Granthshala News’ late-night requests for comment.


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