(NEW YORK) — An Alaska Airlines Boeing 737 plane made an emergency landing in Buffalo, N.Y. on Monday morning.
Alaska Airlines Flight 17 was headed from Newark, N.J. to Seattle, Wash. when a “point of sale device” the flight attendant’s use for ordering drinks and meals started smoking in the cabin.
Nancy Trott, a spokeswoman for Alaska Air, claims the device “was not on fire”, but the flight attendants used a fire extinguisher to get the device to stop smoking. Trott also added that the crew said it “looked like the battery was melting.”
The flight attendants then alerted the captain who was able to safely land the plane in Buffalo.
The aircraft was carrying 181 passengers and six crew members, none of which were injured.
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