NEW YORK - Seven passengers suffered minor injuries after a small fire on a plane at John F. Kennedy International Airport on Saturday. A passenger's phone charger caught on fire on a JetBlue plane, which had 167 people onboard.
The plane was taxing to a gate at Terminal 5 when a lithium battery caught fire.
The fire was quickly extinguished by the crew of JetBlue Flight 662. It took off from Bridgetown, Barbados.
67 passengers were evacuated by the Port Authority using an emergency slide system. Another 60 passengers exited the plane normally.
According to the FDNY, seven civilians reportedly sustained minor injuries, including smoke inhalation and bruises.
"Safety is always our number one priority, and we are investigating this incident in coordination with the FAA and NTSB," JetBlue said in a statement to FOX 5 News.
It was initially thought the fire was caused by a laptop.
The Associated Press contributed to this report.