Overheated battery pack in overhead bin sparks fire aboard Delta plane

The aircraft was about to take off when the fire started; a flight attendant rushed over with a fire extinguisher and stopped the blaze from spreading.
0:54 | 02/14/19

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Transcript for Overheated battery pack in overhead bin sparks fire aboard Delta plane
fire scare inside a passenger plane here in New York City. A battery pack igniting inside an overhead bin. ABC's gio Benitez tonight with the images, and why authorities are so concerned. Reporter: Tonight, fire aboard a plane about to take off. An overheated battery pack igniting in the overhead bin. A flight attendant rushes over with a fire extinguisher, putting it out before it spreads. The frightening images captured late this afternoon on a delta plane on the Laguardia airport tarmac. The batteries come in everyday devices. Just months ago, on the ground in Barcelona, a cell phone being charged with an external battery exploded on a plane, sending passengers running. And David, this is exactly why spare lithium batteries are Rom checked luggage in the cargo hold. Airlines want them to bring them with you so they can control a fire if they need to. David? All right, gio, thank you.

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