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JetBlue Fire From Passenger's Laptop Battery Diverts Flight

JetBlue Fire From Passenger's Laptop Battery Diverts Flight
(DANIEL SLIM/AFP/Getty Images)

Wednesday, 31 May 2017 11:25 AM EDT

A JetBlue fire started by a passenger's laptop lithium battery diverted a flight heading from New York City to San Francisco to land in Grand Rapids, Michigan.

No injuries were reported and the plane landed safely about 8:10 p.m. on Tuesday at Gerald R. Ford International Airport, reported The Associated Press.

JetBlue said in a statement that flight 915 from John F. Kennedy Airport was diverted "following reports of smoke emitting from a carry-on bag holding an electronic device."

Passenger Kat Honniball told WZZM-TV that people aboard were "absolutely calm" as flight attendants responded.

Firefighters responded at the airport as a precaution, but the airport says the fire was out by the time the plane landed. Airport spokeswoman Tara Hernandez says the plane took off about 8:50 p.m. and continued the flight to San Francisco.

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A JetBlue fire started by a passenger's laptop lithium battery diverted a flight heading from New York City to San Francisco to land in Grand Rapids, Michigan.
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