Fire in a JetBlue plane’s cabin forced the evacuation of 167 passengers at JFK airport

A fire on board a JetBlue Airways plane forced more than 160 passengers to evacuate using emergency slides at New York JFK Airport on Saturday.

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Emergency responders swarmed and evacuated a JetBlue flight at JFK International Airport due to a smoking laptop, according to officials.

“On Saturday, JetBlue flight 662 with service from Bridgetown, Barbados (BGI) was evacuated shortly after landing at New York’s John F. Kennedy Airport (JFK) due to reports of a customer’s malfunctioning electronic device or battery,” company spokesperson Derek Dombrowski said in a statement.

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The New York City Fire Department reported a plane fire around 9 p.m. at the airport’s Terminal 5, saying the regional Port Authority agency evacuated the JetBlue plane.

A total of 167 people were evacuated using emergency slides. Five passengers had minor injuries.

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