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Camcorder battery catches fire aboard flight, plane returns to O’Hare

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.



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