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Thursday, December 15, 2016

E-cigarette battery pack forces airplane landing in Little Rock

Posted By on Thu, Dec 15, 2016 at 5:07 PM

Reports originating in Indianapolis say an American Airlines flight there from Dallas was diverted to Little Rock for an uneventful landing this afternoon after a passenger's e-cigarette "malfunctioned." A substitute plane was dispatched.

The Fort Worth-Star Telegram quoted a passenger who said another passenger's e-cigarette battery pack began "smoking and sparking." Flight attendants put the battery pack in a lavatory and doused it with a fire extinguisher.

E-cigarette equipment is allowed in carry-on luggage, but smoking is not allowed on planes.

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