Camcorder Battery Causes Fire Aboard STL-Bound Airliner

View Comments
Getty/Scott Olson

Getty/Scott Olson

CHICAGO (AP) – An American Airlines flight from Chicago to St. Louis was forced to return to O’Hare International Airport after a camcorder battery caused a fire in an overhead compartment.

A Chicago Fire Department spokesman says the small fire aboard the MD-80 was put out with hand-held fire extinguishers by members of the flight crew.

No injuries were reported in the incident late Thursday.

The aircraft returned to O’Hare around 8 p.m. Passengers were put aboard another aircraft and headed for St. Louis two hours later.

© Copyright 2013 The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.

View Comments
blog comments powered by Disqus

Get every new post delivered to your Inbox.

Join 4,967 other followers