Plane makes unscheduled landing at O'Hare Airport after passenger's overheated laptop causes small fire

A flight headed to Germany from Los Angeles had to make an unscheduled landing at Chicago's O'Hare Airport Monday night.

According to Lufthansa, flight LH457 made the unscheduled landing as a precautionary measure after a small fire was reported on the plane.

The fire was caused by a passenger's overheated laptop, a spokesperson for Lufthansa said.

The fire was extinguished in flight before the plane landed at O'Hare.


Two flight attendants were treated on-site for smoke inhalation. No passengers on board were injured.

The passengers who were onboard are being rebooked to their final destinations, the airline said. 

The FAA released a statement, reading in part:

Lufthansa Flight 457 landed without incident at Chicago O'Hare International Airport around 9 p.m. local time Monday after the crew reported a small fire on board the aircraft. The Boeing 747 was flying from Los Angeles to Frankfurt, Germany. The FAA will investigate.