By: KDKA-TV News Staff
PITTSBURGH (KDKA) — Passengers on a plane headed to Pittsburgh had to be evacuated after a passenger’s carry-on caused a small fire while the aircraft was still at the gate.READ MORE: Man Flown To The Hospital With Severe Head Injury After Front End Loader Rolls Over
Republic Airways said the small fire happened Wednesday aboard Delta flight 5643 at the gate at Boston Logan International Airport. Officials say the fire was contained and everyone was safely evacuated. There were no injuries.READ MORE: Billboards Go Up In McKeesport Asking People To Come Forward With Information In Killing Of Karli Short
Passengers and crews continued to Pittsburgh after swapping aircraft.MORE NEWS: West Virginia Man Accused Of Shooting And Killing Pregnant Woman Taken Into Custody
“The safety of our passengers and crew members are our utmost concern, and we’re grateful to the first responders who were quickly on site to make sure the situation was contained,” Republic Airways said in a statement.