Fire on Alaska Airlines Flight 751
Reports are coming in tonight that there was a fire in the
cargo hold passenger cabin of an Alaska Airlines plane at Seatac, confirmed to be flight 751. The flight was scheduled from New Orleans to Seattle, landing at Seatac at 8:42pm where it was met with fire emergency response.
Twitter user @NewsWithKevin is reporting that it was a cell phone that caught fire and from images posted it looks like smoke was in the cabin.
Just talked with a passenger on Alaska Airlines flight 751, where a fire broke out in the plane after landing at Seattle-Tacoma International Airport. A passenger’s cell phone caught on fire, an Alaska Airlines official tells @KIRO7Seattle . We’re live at SeaTac at 11. pic.twitter.com/qeNHq4g17Z
— Kevin Ko (@NewsWithKevin) August 24, 2021
Twitter user @MichelleBlum was in the Alaska Lounge at the N Gates and caught the evacuation on video, showing passengers using the emergency exit slides:
Passengers jumping down the inflatable slide at SEATAC. pic.twitter.com/1if3wrOYxE
— Michelle Blum Atkinson (@MichelleBlum) August 24, 2021
The full video by Michelle can be seen below.
After the fire was contained, Flight Aware is showing that the plane was moved to gate N12. It appears the plane was a Boeing 737.
Reports are that there were some minor injuries.