E-cigarette sparks fire on Hawaiian Airlines flight to Maui

Published: Jan. 16, 2016 at 1:46 AM HST
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HONOLULU (HawaiiNewsNow) - An e-cigarette sparked a fire on a Hawaii Airlines flight from Oahu to Maui, Tuesday evening.

Maui police say the fire started in the baggage area. The pilot was able to put it out with a fire extinguisher and land the plane safely.

Investigators later found that the fire started from an e-cigarette that was stored in a checked bag. Authorities tracked down the owner of e-cigarette who admitted to storing it in his checked bag, which violates Federal DOT rules.

No charges were filed against the passenger.

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