JetBlue plane evacuated at JFK International Airport due to smoking phone charger: FAA

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Monday, December 26, 2022
Smoking phone charger to blame for JetBlue plane evacuation: FAA
Emergency responders evacuated a JetBlue plane at JFK International Airport due to a smoking phone charger, according to the FAA.

QUEENS, New York (WABC) -- Emergency responders swarmed and evacuated a JetBlue flight at JFK International Airport due to a smoking phone charger, according to officials.

The incident took place at JFK Airport's Terminal 5 after JetBlue Flight 662 landed safely around 8:40 p.m. on Saturday.

The FAA initially said the flight crew reported a smoking laptop in the cabin after landing, but it was determined to be a smoking phone charger.

Fire officials said the JetBlue plane, which originated in Barbados, was evacuated via an emergency slide.

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They say 167 people were removed from the plane. Five people suffered minor injuries.

The FAA will investigate the incident.


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