Alaska Airlines evacuated a plane after a phone burst into flame

Alaska Airlines airplanes. | Image: Alaska Airlines

A cell phone caught fire in the cabin of an Alaska Airlines flight that had landed in Seattle from New Orleans on Monday evening. The phone was a Samsung Galaxy A21, Perry Cooper, a spokesperson for the Port of Seattle, told The Seattle Times.

“After much digging, I can tell you that the phone was burned beyond recognition,” Cooper said in an email to The Seattle Times. “However, during an interview with one of our Port of Seattle Police officers, the passenger volunteered the phone was a Samsung Galaxy A21. Again, we could not confirm it by looking at the remains of the device.”

Samsung did not immediately reply to a request for comment from The Verge.

An Alaska Airlines spokesperson tells The Verge that the plane’s crew used fire…

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