A cell phone battery caused an inflight disruption after catching fire on a Delta McDonnell Douglas MD-88 flight from Norfolk to Atlanta Friday morning. The fire started about 15 minutes after flight 2557’s departure.
According to the passenger, retired military personnel aided the flight attendants in extinquising the fire by using a bottle of water until a fire extinguisher was located. Others helped passengers get out of the cabin area filled with smoke.
Though there was some damage to the seats, no one was hurt during the incident and the smoke cleared out of the cabin within a few moments. Flight attendants said the owner has not been identified.
The type of phone involved in the cabin fire has not been released but the report comes amid the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission’s official recall of Samsung’s Note7 phone yesterday after numerous reports of the product overheating and catching fire.
Source Fox News