13:57 GMT23 February 2020
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    A Virgin Atlantic flight en route from New York to London was forced to make an emergency landing at Boston Logan airport due to a fire on board, according to CBS Boston.

    The fire, which was caused by a suspected faulty battery charger on board the A330 Airbus plane was extinguished by the crew, according to Massachusetts state police.

    “Preliminary investigation suggests it is a battery pack consistent in appearance with an external phone charger,” a police spokesman said as quoted by The Guardian.

    ​All of the 217 passengers on board were evacuated after the plane made an emergency landing in Boston.  

    No serious injuries were reported.


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