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updated: 9/27/2013 7:10 AM

Camcorder battery causes fire aboard airliner at O'Hare

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Associated Press

An American Airlines flight from Chicago to St. Louis was forced to return to O'Hare International Airport after a camcorder battery caused a fire in an overhead compartment.

A Chicago Fire Department spokesman says the small fire aboard the MD80 was put out with hand-held fire extinguishers by members of the flight crew.

No injuries were reported in the incident late Thursday.

The aircraft returned to O'Hare around 8 p.m. Passengers were put aboard another aircraft and headed for St. Louis two hours later.

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