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April 2, 2015

Smoking laptop on Chicago-bound flight forces emergency landing in Buffalo.

Event occured: Thursday, April 01, 2015

CHICAGO —
A smoking laptop forced a Chicago-bound flight to make an emergency landing.

Delta flight 6023 from LaGuardia to Chicago made an emergency landing in Buffalo, Wednesday evening.

A Delta flight from New York’s LaGuardia Airport to O’Hare International Airport had to divert to Buffalo. Airport authorities said a passenger’s laptop started smoking. A flight attendant poured water on the machine. When the flight made the temporary stop in Buffalo, firefighters recovered the laptop for further examination.

None of the 53 people on board was hurt. The flight continued on to Chicago.

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