Why this plane has to be evacuated after a passenger’s phone catches on fire

Why this plane has to be evacuated after a passenger's phone catches on fire

Passengers on a flight arriving in Seattle were in for a bit of a surprise before they left the Alaska Airlines aircraft.

A cell phone belonging to one of the travelers apparently caught fire out of nowhere, causing the entire cabin to grow smoky. 

“The crew acted swiftly using fire extinguishers and a battery containment bag to control the fire and deployed the evacuation slides due to hazy conditions in the cabin,” said a spokesperson. “All guests exited the aircraft. Medics met the aircraft to attend to guests and crew.”

Apparently, phones have randomly caught fire on airplanes before, with the FAA going so far as to ban the Galaxy Note 7 several years ago. What injuries did the passengers sustain?

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