Smoking tablet forces flight to make emergency landing

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A tablet jammed inside an airplane seat on a Delta flight from Detroit to Amsterdam forced the plane to land in Manchester after the device began to smoke and emit a noticeable smell. ABC News reports that the incident was caused when an unidentified Samsung tablet became crushed inside a passenger’s seat.

It’s unclear exactly what happened, but it sounds like the device fell into the seat and became stuck after the passenger either reclined or returned to an upright position. The tablet and the foam cushioning in the seat then started to release smoke. The plane made an emergency landing in Manchester where the seat was replaced. It was back in the air two hours later.

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