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Airplane & Airport

Man, 21, arrested after cargo pallet catches fire at Hong Kong airport while awaiting loading for flight to Taipei

Police arrested one man in connection with a fire at Hong Kong Airport on Tuesday afternoon, in an incident that is being treated as arson. A 21-year-old non-Chinese man was arrested in the early evening. According to preliminary inquiries, the cause of the fire was “suspicious”, the police added. A cargo pallet awaiting loading onto […]

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An e-cigarette caught on fire on an American Airlines flight in Chicago

The battery of an e-cigarette ignited on an American Airlines flight shortly after landing at Chicago’s O’Hare Airport on Friday, USA Today first reported. In a statement to Business Insider, an airline representative said that “flight attendants quickly extinguished the fire and the plane taxied to the gate,” adding that employees are trained on fighting battery fires and […]

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Powerbank caught fire on Royal Brunei flight from Hong Kong

KUALA LUMPUR, Jan 5 — On Thursday, it was reported that a powerbank on board a flight from Hong Kong to Brunei had caught fire. Fortunately, the cabin crew were quick to handle the situation and no passengers were harmed. The incident which occurred on Royal Brunei Airlines flight BI636 was captured on several videos. […]

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China Southern Flight Makes Emergency Landing After Powerbank Fire

A China Southern plane has been forced to make an emergency landing after a battery exploded on board! Fortunately, the flight had just taken off and the fire was able to be contained. No one was hurt. What happened? Flight CZ396 was taking off on its Penang, Malaysia (PEN) to Guangzhou, China (CAN) route (approx three hours), when […]

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Asiana’s cargo catches fire at LA airport

Undeclared lithium batteries transported from Seoul to Los Angeles by Asiana Airlines caught fire during the unloading process earlier this month, the local airline said, Friday. The U.S. Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) is currently investigating the incident. According to Asiana, smoke started emanating from a damaged cargo box from its cargo plane as it was […]

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Someone’s E-cigarette Caused an Evacuation at Boston Logan Airport

It’s important to properly pack everything you bring along on your trip, especially when it comes to electronics. Many devices, from laptops to phone chargers, use lithium batteries, which the TSA requires all passengers to pack in their carry-on bags. The main reason for this is that lithium batteries used for electronics can pose a rather unpredictable fire […]

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Pilot suggests battery fire brought down flight MH370

Were the pilots of the doomed flight MH370 killed when a blaze consumed all the oxygen in the cockpit, knocking out the pilots? A veteran pilot and aviation safety expert thinks so. Ross Aimer, who used to fly for United Airlines, told the Daily Star the Malaysia Airlines Boeing 777-200’s lithium-ion batteries might have caught fire, spreading so quickly the […]

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An e-cigarette caught fire onboard a Pegasus Airlines plane and forced it to make an emergency landing

An e-cigarette caught fire while onboard a Pegasus Airlines plane, forcing the aircraft to make an emergency landing. On Tuesday, Pegusus Airliner Flight 1135, a Boeing 737-800, took off from Istanbul and was forced to divert from its scheduled journey to Paris in order to make an emergency landing at Zagreb Airport in Croatia. According […]

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Fire destroys, damages multiple aircraft

Airport manager Keith Holt said a total of seven aircraft were stored in the hangar. Two were in the unit where the fire originated. Airport officials were busy trying to make contact with aircraft owners Monday afternoon to notify them of the fire and try to put a dollar figure on the damage. Lt. Rusty […]

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TSA officer grabs smoking bag, runs out of Savannah-Hilton Head International Airport

TSA lead officer Darrell Wade reacted quickly when a bag started smoking at the security checkpoint at the Savannah-Hilton Head International Airport on July 20, 2018. The item causing the smoke turned out to be an e-cigarette. Source: The Herald Sun

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Ryanair Passengers Forced To Evacuate Plane After Mobile Phone Bursts Into Flames

Terrified passengers on a Ryanair plane at Barcelona were ordered to evacuate after a mobile phone caught fire. The passenger’s device was being charged by a battery pack while the aircraft was on the ground preparing to depart aboard a Boeing 737 for the short flight to Ibiza. Dramatic footage shows that it initially burned […]

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Incident: Westjet B737 at Calgary on Jun 14th 2018, actual fire in cargo hold

A Westjet Boeing 737-700, registration C-GWJT performing flight WS-113 from Calgary,AB to Vancouver,BC (Canada) with 53 passengers and 5 crew, was climbing out of Calgary when the crew received an aft cargo smoke indication, stopped the climb at about 10,000 feet and returned to Calgary for a safe landing about 16 minutes after departure. Emergency […]

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Accidents that changed aviation: Controlling in-flight fires

Air Canada Flight 797, a DC-9 flying from Dallas to Toronto in 1983, had a substantial fire in the aft lavatory. The fire spread quickly while dense smoke filled the cabin and flight deck. The pilots made an emergency landing in Cincinnati, but when the doors and exits were opened, a flashover occurred, limiting the […]

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Siemens electric plane prototype caught on fire in the air before crashing and killing both occupants

Electric flight just had a major setback after a tragic fatal accident last week in Hungary. One of the few all-electric airplane prototypes in operation today, Siemens and Magnus’ eFusion, crashed near Budapest during a test flight last week – killing both the pilot and a passenger. We first reported on Siemens’s electric flight effort […]

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After The KLM Flight Diversion From An Overheated Phone, We Need To talk About Lithium Batteries

“At no time were passengers or crew in danger”: always a reassuring phrase when a flight goes awry. But the statement put out by the Dutch airline KLM about Tuesday night’s flight 809 from Amsterdam to Kuala Lumpur raised concerns once again about the dangers posed to aviation by lithium batteries.  I surmise that just about every […]

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Lithium-Ion Battery on Delta Air Lines Flight Explodes, Catches Fire (Quick-Thinking Crew Averts Disaster)

If you’ve got a smartphone, laptop computer, or other electronic device, chances are you’re carrying a lithium-ion battery around with you. That could spell disaster. Delta Connection/SkyWest flight 4449 scheduled to fly from Salt Lake City to Bozeman, Montana narrowly averted disaster when a lithium-ion battery exploded and caught fire in a passenger suitcase loaded […]

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Passenger cabin smoke event involving a Boeing 737, Melbourne Airport, Vic., on 5 March 2018

Occurrence Briefs are concise reports that detail the facts surrounding a transport safety occurrence, as received in the initial notification and any follow-up enquiries. They provide an opportunity to share safety messages in the absence of an investigation. What happened On 5 March 2018, as boarding for a domestic flight from Melbourne to Sydney was nearing […]

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Passenger Injured When Cell Phone Catches Fire Aboard Air Canada Flight In Toronto

A morning flight from Toronto’s Pearson Airport was delayed after a cell phone caught fire and injured the owner of the device. A spokesperson for the Greater Toronto Transport Authorities confirmed to Newsweek that fire and emergency crews had responded to the incident but were unable to provide further information as the incident occurred on […]

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Alarming rise in phone battery fires on planes

Aviation authorities are reporting an alarming rise in the number of fires caused by batteries in passengers’ electronic devices. They say it’s worrying enough when it happens in the cabin, but the real fear is what would happen if the device was in the baggage hold.  Clipboard in engine forces flight to turn back Batteries […]

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Passenger’s carry-on catches fire in airplane’s overhead bin

Passengers were forced to disembark from a China Southern Airlines flight to Shanghai after a power bank caught fire in an overhead compartment Sunday. Channel News Asia reported that passengers were boarding the flight when smoke started to pour into the cabin and a passenger’s bag was seen in flames in the overhead bin. In a […]

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