The German carrier Lufthansa said on Tuesday, a power bank used to charge mobile devices, caught fire after falling beneath a seat on board an Airbus A380 carrying 386 passengers and 24 crew from Frankfurt to Houston.
It caused a small fire. Flight attendants battled the fire with fire extinguishers. After the fire was out the captain announced, that there had been no damage to the aircraft, hence they were able to continue to Houston.
Lufthansa routinely warns passengers to avoid letting electronic devices get trapped in seats or tables.
Flight LH440 continued on its route and landed as scheduled.