JetBlue Flight From JFK Diverted After Laptop Battery Fire

Firefighters responded at the airport as a precaution, but the airport says the fire was out by the time the plane landed

What to Know

  • A JetBlue flight from New York to San Francisco landed in Michigan after a lithium battery in a passenger's laptop apparently started a fire
  • No injuries were reported and the plane landed safely at Gerald R. Ford International Airport in Grand Rapids
  • Airport spokeswoman Tara Hernandez says the plane took off shortly before 9 p.m. Tuesday and continued the flight to California

A JetBlue flight from New York to San Francisco landed in Michigan after a lithium battery in a passenger's laptop apparently started a fire, authorities said.

No injuries were reported and the plane landed safely about 8:10 p.m. Tuesday at Gerald R. Ford International Airport in Grand Rapids.

Flight 915, an Airbus A321 flying from John F. Kennedy Airport, was diverted "following reports of smoke emitting from a carry-on bag holding an electronic device," JetBlue said in a statement.

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

The Department of Homeland Security is considering banning laptops on all flights to and from the United States.

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