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Lithium battery safety
Last updated: 9 September 2016


31 May 2017: Overheating lithium laptop battery forced JetBlue Airbus A321 to divert to Grand Rapids
28 Apr 2017: Final report issued on May 2016 lithium battery power bank fire on Airbus A321 near Taiwan
05 Apr 2017: EASA issues safety recommendations for the transport of Portable Electronic Devices containing lithium batteries
15 Mar 2017: Finland investigates laptop fire on board aircraft at Helsinki Airport
14 Mar 2017: Lithium battery explosion mid-flight prompts passenger warning
07 Mar 2017: Lithium battery power bank overheats on China Southern flight near Nanning, China
01 Mar 2017: CAA U.K. issues lithium battery guidance videos for aviation personnel
21 Feb 2017: Lithium battery power bank fire diverts Spring Airlines flight to Shenyang, China
16 Dec 2016: American Airlines MD-82 diverts after e-cigarette fire on board
08 Dec 2016: CAA U.K. warns: electronic devices in seat mechanism pose fire hazard



date type registration operator fat. location   pic cat
12-JUL-2013Boeing 787-8 Dreamliner ET-AOP Ethiopian Airlines 0 London-Heath... O2
28-JUL-2011Boeing 747-48EF HL7604 Asiana Airlines 2 near Jeju, South ... A1
03-SEP-2010Boeing 747-44AF (SCD) N571UP UPS 2 near Dubai Airpor... A1
08-FEB-2006DC-8-71F N748UP UPS 0 Philadelphia... A1


Wikibase incidents

45 occurrences in the ASN safety database,
showing occurrence 1 - 45

= This is an accident from the main ASN Accident Database and cannot be edited.

acc. date type reg. operator fat. location   dmg  
20-OCT-2017 Boeing 737-85R (WL) VT-JGT Jet Airways 0 Delhi-Indore non
13-SEP-2017 Airbus A320-232 HA-LPK Wizz Air 0 N of Vik non
02-AUG-2017 Airbus A380-841 D-AIMI Lufthansa 0 near Montreal non
30-JUL-2017 Airbus A330-243 4R-ALB SriLankan Airlines 0 between Kochi and Colombo non
22-JUL-2017 Airbus A319-131 N834UA United Airlines 0 SFO-JAC non
02-JUL-2017 McDonnell Douglas MD-83 N863GA Allegiant Air 0 nr Dallas, TX non
30-MAY-2017 Airbus A321-231 (WL) N967JT JetBlue 0 near Grand Rapids, MI non
05-MAR-2017 Boeing 737-71B (WL) B-5252 China Southern Airlines 0 near Nanning non
19-FEB-2017 Airbus A330 0 over southern Kyushu non
18-FEB-2017 Airbus A320-214 (WL) B-9965 Spring Airlines 0 nr Shenyang non
16-JAN-2017 Boeing 767-332ER (WL) N1613B ? Delta Air Lines 0 en route Fukuoka-Honolulu non
07-DEC-2016 Boeing 737-809 (WL) B-18605 China Airlines 0 en route Palau-Taipei non
01-DEC-2016 Boeing 737-81B (WL) B-1782 China Southern Airlines 0 near Lanzhou non
30-OCT-2016 Boeing 737-890 (WL) N518AS Alaska Airlines 0 Ketchikan International Airport, AK (KTN/PAKT) non
05-OCT-2016 Boeing 737-7H4 (WL) N422WN Southwest Airlines 0 Louisville International Airport, KY (SDF) non
23-SEP-2016 Airbus A320-232 (WL) VT-IAQ IndiGo 0 between Singapore and Chennai non
16-SEP-2016 McDonnell Douglas MD-88 N965DL Delta Air Lines 0 near Norfolk, VA non
22-AUG-2016 Boeing 737-86N(WL) JA73NT Skymark Airlines 0 near New Chitose Airport (CTS/RJCC) non
11-AUG-2016 de Havilland Canada DHC-8 QantasLink 0 Sydney-Kingsford Smith International Airport, NSW (SYD/YSSY) non
  -JUL-2016 Boeing 737 0 min
21-JUN-2016 Boeing 747-438 VH-OJS Qantas Airways 0 500 km WNW of New York-John F. Kennedy International Airport, NY (JFK) non
16-MAY-2016 Airbus A380-842 VH-OQD Qantas 0 1500 km WSW of Dallas, TX, USA non
06-MAY-2016 Airbus A321-231 (WL) B-22610 V Air 0 near Taipei non
17-MAR-2016 Boeing 737-890 (WL) N538AS Alaska Airlines 0 over Pacific Ocean non
13-FEB-2016 Boeing 747-4B5 HL749. Korean Air 0 between Seoul and Honolulu non
12-JAN-2016 Boeing 717-22A N479HA Hawaiian Airlines 0 Kahului Airport, HI (OGG/PHOG) unk
  -NOV-2015 Boeing 777-200 0 non
21-AUG-2015 Boeing 787-8 Dreamliner G-ZBJG British Airways 0 near Irkutsk Airport (IKT/UIII) non
  -JUN-2015 Embraer ERJ-170 0 non
25-APR-2015 Canadair CL-600-2B19 Regional Jet CRJ-200ER N430AW Air Wisconsin, opf American Eagle 0 Richmond International Airport, VA (RIC/KRIC) non
15-MAR-2015 Boeing 777-306ER PH-BVB KLM Royal Dutch Airlines 0 Bangkok-Suvarnabhumi International Airport (BKK/VTBS) non
14-AUG-2014 Boeing 737-8FN (WL) OK-TVL Travel Service 0 Tel Aviv-Ben Gurion International Airport (TLV/LLBG) non
26-APR-2014 Boeing 737-8X2 (WL) DQ-FJH Fiji Airways 0 Melbourne-Tullamarine Airport, VIC (MEL/YMML) min
14-JAN-2014 Boeing 787-8 Dreamliner JA834J Japan Air Lines 0 Tokyo-Narita Airport (NRT/RJAA) unk
26-SEP-2013 McDonnell Douglas MD-82 N493AA American Airlines 0 near Chicago non
12-JUL-2013 Boeing 787-8 Dreamliner ET-AOP Ethiopian Airlines 0 London-Heathrow Airport (LHR) sub
25-NOV-2011 Saab 340B VH-PRX Regional Express (Rex) 0 Sydney (Kingsford Smith) Airport - YSSY, NSW non
  -OCT-2011 Airbus A320 0 non
28-JUL-2011 Boeing 747-48EF HL7604 Asiana Airlines 2 130 km W off Jeju, South Korea [East China Sea] dst
03-SEP-2010 Boeing 747-44AF (SCD) N571UP UPS 2 16,7 km S of Dubai Airport (DXB) dst
10-SEP-2009 Boeing 757-223 N699AN American Airlines 0 near Los Angeles, CA non
  -MAR-2008 Commercial aircraft 0 non
  -MAR-2007 Airbus 0 non
08-FEB-2006 DC-8-71F N748UP UPS 0 Philadelphia International Airport, PA (PHL) dst
29-OCT-2004 Boeing 727-225 N679MG Champion Air 0 near Raleigh/Durham International Airport, NC (RDU/KRDU) non