• Baggage loader catches fire near plane at Sea-Tac Airport


    SEA-TAC, Wash. - A photo on Twitter shows heavy smoke billowing from a baggage loader at Seattle-Tacoma International Airport. 

    In a nearby plane, a woman in a window seat took video of firetrucks and at least one ambulance responding to the incident near a Virgin America plane. 


    "No one is hurt, as far as we can see," a man said over the intercom in her flight. "It was very well-responded."

    A Sea-Tac Airport representative told KIRO 7 News around 11:30 p.m. that the fire was extinguished. 

    No damage to the plane was reported, and the flight departed as scheduled. 



    Virgin America released the following statement:

    "Today [Thursday] at SEA, the baggage loader being used to service Flight 784 prior to departure momentarily caught fire."

    "There were no injuries to guests or crew, no damage to the aircraft, and the small fire was quickly extinguished by crews. The aircraft has been inspected and cleared by maintenance technicians and will continue to operate as planned."

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