Camcorder battery catches fire aboard flight, plane returns to O’Hare
BY MICHAEL LANSU Staff Reporter September 26, 2013 8:44PM
A camcorder battery caused a small fire on a plane that landed safely at O’Hare Airport on Thursday night.
The American Airlines flight from Chicago to St. Louis returned to O’Hare airport about 8 p.m. Thursday because of light smoke from the fire, according to Fire Media Affairs.
Responding firefighters found a camcorder battery that had shorted out in an overhead compartment and extinguished the fire, the fire department said.
No injuries were reported.