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Airplane & Airport

Fire from e-cigarette causes emergency landing for Indy-bound American Airlines plane

INDIANAPOLIS – A plane on its way to Indianapolis made an emergency landing in Little Rock Thursday after a passenger’s electronic cigarette caught fire. “I started saying a prayer. That’s all I could do and believe that we were going to land… and we made it,” said Cindy Nelson, a passenger on the flight. The […]

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Alaska Airlines flight grounded after e-cig batteries ignite

Passengers on an Alaska Airlines flight from Seattle to Anchorage on Sunday were delayed for more than five hours after a passenger’s backpack started burning. Batteries for an e-cigarette are the likely culprit. Flight 67 had just made a scheduled stop in Ketchikan, and about half the passengers had deplaned when the incident occurred at 3:30 […]

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Vape cigarette battery sets fire to luggage in aircraft cargo hold

An e-cigarette battery set fire to an air passenger’s luggage while it was being loaded into the hold of a United Airlines flight, according to reports. Baggage handlers at Seattle-Tacoma International Airport spotted smoke coming from a bag as they stowed it in an aircraft destined for Houston, said Seattle’s Komo News.  Firefighters extinguished the flames […]

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Hollywood producer latest victim of exploding batteries

It’s not just the batteries in Samsung phones that are causing drama on airplanes. A Hollywood producer has sued electronics giant LG after one of its lithium-ion batteries allegedly caught fire on a Spirit Air jet this summer — burning his leg and sparking fellow passengers to brand him a terrorist. Anthony Scott Rhulen — […]

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Airlines add ‘fire containment bags’ for overheating phones

NEW YORK – Some airlines are taking extra steps to prevent a disaster in case a passenger’s device powered by a lithium ion battery catches fire during flight. At least three U.S. airlines are adding new fire-suppression equipment to fleets in case a cellphone or laptop battery overheats, catches on fire and can’t be extinguished. The […]

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Samsung Galaxy Note 7 replacement phone reportedly catches fire on plane

A Southwest Airlines flight was canceled Wednesday after a passenger’s Samsung Galaxy Note 7 phone caught fire on board. And the owner says he already replaced his phone after the recall of Note 7 phones for the same issue. The federal Consumer Product Safety Commission said it is investigating the incident, which occurred on a […]

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Indian airline says Samsung Note 2 emitted smoke in plane

NEW DELHI (AP) — An Indian airline said Friday that a Samsung Note 2 phone emitted smoke and sparks on a flight from Singapore to the southern Indian city of Chennai. IndiGo said the phone was found in the bag of a passenger in an overhead bin after other passengers reported smelling smoke in the […]

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Qantas Crew Prasied For Dealing With Smoking Moblie Phone On Flight To Dallas/Fort Worth

A mobile phone that started emitting smoke when trapped under a business class seat on board a Qantas Airbus A380 has highlighted the need to inform passengers about the dangers of travelling with lithium batteries and the importance well-practiced crew procedures for dealing with potential fire situations. An Australian Transport Safety Bureau (ATSB) report on an […]

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3 Airlines Are Banning Passengers From Using the Samsung Galaxy Note 7

Three Australian airlines have banned passengers from using or charging Samsung Electronics’ Galaxy Note 7 smartphones during flights due to concerns over the phone’s fire-prone batteries. Qantas (QUBSF), its budget unit Jetstar, and Virgin Australia (VBHLF) said they had not been directed to ban the use of the phone by aviation authorities, but did so […]

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Plane fire sparked by passenger’s phone to be investigated

An investigation into how an in-flight fire was sparked by a passenger’s crushed mobile phone has been launched by the Australian Transport and Safety Bureau (ATSB). The incident happened last Tuesday on a Qantas flight from Sydney to Los Angeles when the plane was halfway across the Pacific Ocean. According to the ATSB, the passenger’s […]

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An iPhone Is the Latest Thing to Catch Fire on a Plane

Lithium-ion batteries and aircraft have some bad blood: Boeing’s 787 Dreamliners were grounded three years ago because of battery fires, the FAA banned all lithium batteries in hold luggage, and now an innocent iPhone has caused a fire on an Alaska Air flight. According to a KOMO news report, a girl on a spring break flight […]

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E-cigarette fire during boarding causes Delta flight delay

Delta Air Lines delayed a flight Wednesday at Hartsfield Jackson Atlanta International Airport after an e-cigarette belonging to a passenger started a small fire on board. Airline customers were in the middle of boarding the plane headed for St. Louis when a passenger’s backpack ignited, the cause of which has since been determined as electronic […]

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An e-cigarette caught fire on board a Delta flight

A Delta Air Lines flight was delayed Wednesday night at Hartsfield Jackson Atlanta International Airport after an e-cigarette belonging to a passenger ignited on board the flight. Fortunately for everyone involved, emergency personnel was able to extinguish the e-cigarette with no injuries or damage to the aircraft. According to the airline, there were 166 passengers and […]

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Lithium-ion batteries banned as cargo on passenger flights

Fire risk concerns of pilots and planemakers lead International Civil Aviation Authority to impose restriction until safer packaging becomes available The UN aviation agency has prohibited cargo shipments of lithium-ion batteries on passenger aircraft over concerns by pilots and plane makers that they are a fire risk. The International Civil Aviation Organization’s 36-state governing council […]

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Lithium Batteries Could Spark ‘Catastrophic’ Plane Fires, FAA Warns

Lithium ion batteries power our phones, laptops, and cameras –- but if handled improperly, they also have the power to potentially bring down a plane. Following a series of disquieting tests, the FAA today issued a safety alert warning airlines that transporting these batteries as cargo carries the “risk of a catastrophic hull loss.” Lithium ion battery […]

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Delta and American Airlines Banning Hoverboards

Hoverboards maybe on your holiday wish list, but at least two airlines are now keeping them grounded. Delta Air Lines is banning the popular devices from their flights beginning Dec. 11 and American Airlines will prohibit them starting Saturday. Southwest Airlines tells ABC News that they are reviewing their policy, but as of now the airline allows them “as […]

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Malindo Air flight faces anxious moments as vape battery bursts into flames

PUTRAJAYA: A Malindo Air passenger has brought new meaning to the oft-said adage, “Man on Fire”.  On Saturday, while en route to the Kuala Lumpur International Airport 2 (KLIA2) from Kota Kinabalu, a man was watching a video on the display screen in his Boeing 737-800 aircraft seat.  At that juncture, an electronic cigarette (e-cigarette) […]

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Aviation expert presents a new theory for what happened to missing flight MH370

More than a year after Malaysia Airlines Flight 370 went down in a remote part of the Indian Ocean, we still have no answers about what actually caused the crash. But an aviation expert at The Daily Beast has a new theory on what might have happened. Expert Clive Irving points to new warnings from the Federal […]

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Smoking Credit Card Reader Forces Plane’s Emergency Landing

An Alaska Air flight was forced to make an emergency landing in Buffalo, N.Y., today after a flight attendant’s credit card machine started smoking. According to Alaska Air rep Nancy Trott, the device “was not on fire” but flight attendants did use a fire extinguisher to get rid of the smoke. The crew said it “looked like […]

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Smoking mobile phone causes British Airways 787 Dreamliner to make emergency landing in Irkutsk

The BA flight from Seoul to London with 205 passengers on board made an emergency landing in the Siberian city after the faulty device belonging to a passenger began emitting smoke. A Russian report that there was smoke in the cockpit was denied by the airline.  ‘The landing was safe. No passengers were injured,’ said […]

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