Cell phone battery ignites on Delta flight from Norfolk to Atlanta

NORFOLK, Va. (WVEC) -- A cell phone battery ignited and caught fire Friday on a plane heading from Norfolk to Atlanta.

According to the Virginian Pilot, Delta Airlines flight 2557 had just taken off when a cell phone battery that was not attached to a phone caught fire.

Passengers alerted flight attendants of the fire in row 34. As attendants when to get a fire extinguisher, a couple of retired military people reportedly began to help put the fire out. One began dousing the battery with a bottle of water and the other helped get passengers out of the smoke-filled area of the cabin.

The fire was put out quickly, according to one of the passengers.

No injuries were reported and the flight continued on as usual.

After the fire, passengers were told to turn off all cell phones.




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