n overnight Virgin Atlantic flight from New York to London was forced into making an emergency landing after a phone charger triggered a fire on-board.
All 217 Passengers had to abandon the Airbus A330 when firefighters were Called to the plane at 9pm last night in Boston
Smoke appeared in the cabin only 25 minutes into the journey to Heathrow from JFK airport, information from Flightaware showed. landed and found a device between the cushions of a seat which had ignited
The police believe in a mobile phone power bank may have caused the fire.
"Preliminary investigation suggests it is a battery pack consistent in appearance with an external phone charger ", a police spokesman customs reporters after the incident.
All of the passengers and crew members were brought to safety, though one refused treatment for a smoke-related complaint nt '.