Watch: 'Power bank' in hand luggage bursts into flames in China airlines

The video shows the bag on a flight bursting with flames, as a cabin crew member tries to battle it with a bottle of water. Photograph:( Twitter )

WION Web Team New Delhi, Delhi, India Feb 26, 2018, 10.37 AM (IST)

Panic broke out at China Southern Airlines flight from Guangzhou to Shanghai after a passenger’s bag in the overhead compartment on a plane suddenly burst into flames. 

A footage of the incident was captured and posted on Twitter by the China Aviation Review. 

The video shows the bag on a flight bursting with flames, as a cabin crew member tries to battle it with a bottle of water.

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As per the media reports, the fire was caused by a passenger’s power bank, which had overheated in the overhead compartment and combusted.

Fire and security departments attended to confirm the fire was dealt with.

The shocking blaze sparked three-hour delays on the flight from Shanghai Hongqiao International Airport to Guangzhou Baiyun International Airport to line up a replacement aircraft.

The bag's owner was taken off the place for questioning.

No injury has been reported and even the plane did not sustain any permanent damage.