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Smoking shaving kit reported on flight from Las Vegas to New York

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Posted at 8:24 AM, Oct 04, 2017
and last updated 2017-10-04 15:50:28-04

A shaving kit began smoking on board a Virgin America flight from Las Vegas to John F. Kennedy Airport in New York early Wednesday morning.

According to ABC News, a passenger noticed the smoke and smothered the kit to prevent a fire. It is believed that the lithium batteries inside the shaving kit were the cause.

The plane landed just before 5:25 a.m. and the Port Authority Aircraft Rescue firefighter unit responded.

No injuries were reported.

The flight number was Virgin America 1260.