Seat catches fire on Japan Airlines flight

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Seat catches fire on Japan Airlines flightPA


A Japan Airlines flight bound for Sydney was forced to turn back after a business class seat caught fire.

The Australian reported that a member of cabin crew on the Boeing 777 discovered the small fire, which was thought to have been caused by a cigarette lighter which was found on the seat. The owner of the lighter has not been identified.

The aircraft, which was carrying 260 passengers and crew members, turned back to Tokyo's Narita International Airport.

No one was injured but passengers were forced to stay in Japan overnight.

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