Flames: Passenger carry-on bag ignites at airport checkpoint

sonos sonos One (Gen 2) - Voice Controlled Smart Speaker with Amazon Alexa Built-in - Black read more

CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) — Authorities at a West Virginia airport say a passenger's carry-on bag ignited as it was going through a security checkpoint.

The Yeager Airport in Charleston says two lithium batteries attached to a charger in the bag caused a small explosion Wednesday. Airport police extinguished the flames, and the airport said there were no injuries or flight delays. The passenger continued on to the flight.

Airport Director Terry Sayre said passengers should review Transportation Security Administration regulations regarding prohibited and regulated items before flying.

The airport says in a news release that lithium batteries with more than 100 watt hours may be allowed in carry-on bags with airline approval but are limited to two spare batteries per passenger. Loose lithium batteries are prohibited in checked bags.

sonos sonos One (Gen 2) - Voice Controlled Smart Speaker with Amazon Alexa Built-in - Black read more

Battery regulations are available online .

all right reserved for yahoo news

Get the latest news delivered to your inbox

Follow us on social media networks

NEXT SEC fines blockchain company Block.one $24 million over coin offering