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A Virgin Atlantic flight has actually made an emergency situation landing in Boston after a fire broke out on board.

The aircraft was taking a trip from New York to London on Thursday night when the fire began, requiring the team to divert the flight.

No significant injuries were reported and all 217 guests were securely left from the airplane at Boston’s Logan International Airport.

Police think a cellphone power bank might have triggered the fire.

Bomb disposal officers checked the airplane after it discovered a gadget and landed in between the cushions of the seat where the blaze began.

“Preliminary examination recommends it is a battery pack constant in look with an external phone battery charger,” a cops representative informed press reporters.

While no-one suffered significant injuries, one guest declined treatment for a “smoke associated problem”.

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Virgin Atlantic validated in a declaration that the flight had actually been diverted to Boston “due to reports of smoke in the cabin”.

“Our team reacted right away and the airplane has actually landed securely”, it stated,

The airline company included that it was examining the occurrence to “totally comprehend the situations”, and was discovering lodging and alternative flights for impacted guests.

An American Airlines flight likewise made an emergency situation landing at the airport previously on Thursday after a cockpit light showed an undefined possible mechanical issue as it approached Boston.

Read more: https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-us-canada-48879379