Alaska Airlines flight evacuates after landing at Sea-Tac Airport in Seattle due to cell phone fire, officials say

  • Source: KIRO-TV CBS 7 Seattle
  • Published: 08/24/2021 12:00 AM

An Alaska Airlines flight arriving from New Orleans had to evacuate shortly after landing at Sea-Tac Airport due to a cell phone fire Monday evening, officials said. At about 8:30 p.m., the Port of Seattle Fire Department responded to a report of a fire in the cargo hold of Flight 751. Alaska Airlines officials said based on a preliminary investigation, as the aircraft was waiting for a gate, a passenger’s cell phone caught on fire. Crews used a battery containment bag and extinguished the fire, according to officials. After the fire was contained, 128 passengers and six crew members evacuated the plane safely. Some passengers had minor injuries. Passengers boarded buses to the terminal. Some passengers sent pictures from inside the plane when it was filled with smoke.


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