A fire outbreak forced a Virgin Atlantic flight en route London from New York to make an emergency landing in Boston on Thursday night.

An explosion from a mobile phone power bank was said to have caused the fire outbreak onboard the Airbus A330.

Upon landing at Boston’s Logan International Airport, all 217 passengers were evacuated from the plane with no record of injuries or casualties.

“Preliminary investigation suggests it is a battery pack consistent in appearance with an external phone charger,” said a police spokesman.

A passenger on board the flight identified simply as Maria said it took only “two minutes” to put out the fire.

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However, officers of the Massachusetts state police bomb disposal squad said they discovered a device between the cushions of the seat where the fire broke out.

“The safety and security of our customers and crew is always our top priority and we are currently investigating to fully understand the circumstances,” a Virgin Atlantic spokeswoman said.

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