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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 194984
Last updated: 17 October 2017
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Type:Silhouette image of generic B772 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Boeing 777-200
C/n / msn:
Fatalities:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants:
Other fatalities:0
Airplane damage: None
Location: -   United States of America
Phase: En route
Departure airport:
Destination airport:
A passenger had a medium size auxiliary lithium battery plugged into a power port at their seat and from the battery to a phone that was being charged/powered, when the battery suddenly got very hot and started to smoke. It was unplugged from the power port and disconnected from the phone and a Flight Attendant transferred the battery to a steel coffee carafe per the inflight procedure. According to the Purser, it was initially too hot to handle and smelled strongly of being burnt. Customer said she bought the battery in China because it was such a cheap price.
The pilot inspected the device after it was cooled down and did not see any external damage to it, although there was still, after a couple of hours, an odor to it and it was slightly warm to the touch. Battery says Smart AC 120, and "WABAN" on the face of it.


ASRS ACN: 1308633

Revision history:

23-Apr-2017 06:57 harro Added

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