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An Airbus A330 from Virgin Atlantic makes emergency landing at Logan International

Boston, Massachusetts - On July 4, an Airbus A330 from Virgin Atlantic from made an emergency landing at Logan International Airport in Boston after a fire caused by an external phone battery.

Flight 138 of Virgin Atlantic was heading to London from New York when the incident happened.

The cabin crew extinguished the fire before it expands.

All 217 passengers on board, were evacuated via emergency slides after landing. Some passengers took medical help due to the smoke-related complaint.

Massachusetts state police bomb disposal officers inspected the plane's passenger cabin and found an ignited external phone charger between the pads of a seat.

The safety and security of our customers and crew is always our top priority and we are currently investigating to fully understand the circumstances, Virgin Atlantic said in a statement after the incident.

Passengers were booked to alternative flights.