A cell phone catches fire on a plane at Sea-Tac, forcing emergency evacuation

A passenger's cell phone caught fire on an Alaska Airlines flight soon after landing at Seattle's Sea-Tac International Airport. The crew used fire extinguishers and a battery containment bag to put out the fire while passengers quickly exited the plane by using evacuation slides. Some passengers were left with minor injuries.

According to HuffPost:

Ray Lane, an Alaska spokesperson, said the passenger's phone "overheated and began sparking" after Flight 751 from New Orleans landed at about 8:30 p.m. Monday and was waiting for a gate.

… Lane said crew members deployed the plane's evacuation slides due to "hazy" conditions inside the cabin and that passengers slid down them to get out.

Passengers were taken by bus to the terminal and two received treatment at a hospital, Lane said. He had no details about their conditions.

The silver lining is that the phone waited until landing before self-igniting.