SEATAC, Wash. (AP) — The cellphone of a passenger on an Alaska Airlines jet caught fire after the plane landed at the Seattle–Tacoma International Airport, forcing the crew to deploy evacuation slides to rating everyone off, the carrier acknowledged Tuesday.
Ray Lane, an Alaska Airlines spokesperson, acknowledged the passenger’s phone “overheated and started sparking” after Flight 751 from New Orleans landed at about 8: 30 p.m. Monday and was trying forward to a gate.
The crew previous-fashioned fire extinguishers and a battery containment safe to conclude the phone from smoking. Lane acknowledged crew contributors deployed the plane’s evacuation slides attributable to “hazy” conditions inside of the cabin and that passengers slid down them to rating out.
Passengers had been taken by bus to the terminal, and two obtained remedy at a clinical institution, Lane acknowledged. He had no crucial aspects about their conditions.
There had been 129 passengers and 6 crew contributors onboard.