Alaska Airlines Flight 17 from Newark, N.J., to Seattle was diverted to Buffalo, N.Y., after a credit-card reader malfunctioned, according to an airline spokeswoman. No one was hurt, and passengers will continue to Seattle later today.

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An Alaska Airlines flight from Newark, N.J., to Seattle early Monday morning was diverted to Buffalo, N.Y., after a credit-card reader began to smoke in the plane’s cabin. The smoke orginated in the battery compartment of the device, according to a statement posted on Alaskaair.com.

“There were no flames,” said Nancy Trott, a spokeswoman for Alaska Airlines. “The flight crew used a fire extinguisher to stop the device from smoking while the captain made flight-emergency arrangements.”

The card reader was a new device recently introduced on Alaska aircraft. The devices are now being removed and inspected.

There were no injuries to the 181 passengers and six crew members aboard Flight 17, a Boeing 737-900ER, according to Trott.

Passengers were booked through on another aircraft, Flight 9232, which is scheduled to depart from Buffalo at 5:20 p.m. local time.