A passenger's laptop battery caught fire on an Alaska Airlines Boeing 737 on Sunday and the aircraft had to make an unplanned stop en route to San Francisco.
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Flight attendants had to extinguish the fire while the plane was near Columbus, Ohio, after Alaska Flight 29 took off from Newark, N.J. It was forced to make a stop at John Glenn Columbus International Airport.
"No smoke or other issues were reported, and the plane arrived in [San Francisco International Airport] around 11:30 p.m. PT after a nearly two-and-a-half hour delay," a spokesperson for Alaska Airlines said. "Our flight attendants acted swiftly and did a fantastic job keeping everyone safe.”
Alaska Airlines' electronics policy requests that all devices with lithium batteries, like laptops, be "turned off and switches are protected from accidental activation."