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Lithium battery safety
Last updated: 9 September 2016


03 Oct 2018: Pegasus Boeing 737-800 diverts to Zagreb, Croatia after e-cigarette causes cargo hold smoke warning
26 Sep 2018: Smoke incident involving hand held device on Air Transat Airbus A330 near London, U.K.
01 Aug 2018: Boeing 737-800 evacuated at Barcelona Airport, Spain after smartphone battery overheated
09 May 2018: KLM Boeing 777-200 diverts to Phuket, Thailand, after mobile phone began emitting smoke
02 May 2018: Phone crushed in seat mechanism on Air Canada Boeing 787-9; lithium battery begins smoking
25 Feb 2018: Power bank catches fire during boarding of Boeing 777 at Guangzhou Airport, China
05 Feb 2018: Frontier Airbus A320 diverts to Tampa, Florida after laptop battery fire
01 Feb 2018: Passengers initiated evacuation after power bank started emitting smoke on Aeroflot Airbus A320, Russia
08 Jan 2018: Report: Incident involving overheated Samsung S6 lithium battery on China Airlines Boeing 737-800
19 Dec 2017: EASA issues recommendations to operators on carriage of large Personal Electronic Devices



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

61 occurrences in the ASN safety database,
showing occurrence 1 - 61

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

acc. date type reg. operator fat. location   dmg    
03-NOV-2018 Boeing 787-9 Dreamliner C-FRTU Air Canada 0 ca 50 km W of Quebec City, QC non
27-OCT-2018 Airbus A380-842 VH-OQD Qantas 0 between Sydney and Los Angeles non
02-OCT-2018 Boeing 737-82R (WL) TC-AMP Pegasus Airlines 0 near Zagreb non
31-JUL-2018 Boeing 737-8AS (WL) EI-FOG Ryanair 0 Barcelona-El Prat Airport (BCN/LEBL) non
24-JUN-2018 Airbus A340-313 D-AIGV Lufthansa 0 Canadian airspace, W of Newfoundland non
09-MAY-2018 Boeing 777-206ER PH-BQB KLM Royal Dutch Airlines 0 NW of Phuket non
02-MAY-2018 Boeing 787-9 Dreamliner C-FVLX Air Canada 0 245 nautical miles North of SCEL non
01-APR-2018 Airbus A380-841 G-XLEK British Airways 0 en route Los Angeles-London non
01-MAR-2018 Boeing 787-9 Dreamliner C-FSBV Air Canada 0 Toronto-Pearson International Airport, ON (YYZ/CYYZ) non
28-FEB-2018 McDonnell Douglas MD-11F N293UP UPS 0 south of Myanmar, Andaman sea non
03-FEB-2018 Airbus A320-214 N221FR Frontier Airlines 0 NE of Tampa, FL non
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
10-AUG-2017 Glasflügel 304 eS G-GSGS Private 0 Parham Airfield, Pulborough Road, Cootham, Storrington, West Sussex min contains link to final investigation report
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 Jackson Hole Airport, WY (JAC/KJAC) 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
07-MAR-2017 Airbus A320-216 D-ABZI Air Berlin 0 Helsinki-Vantaa Airport (HEL/EFHK) non contains link to final investigation report
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 contains link to final investigation report
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
23-OCT-2016 United Airlines 0 Seattle/Tacoma International Airport, WA (SEA/KSEA) 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 contains link to final investigation report
16-MAY-2016 Airbus A380-842 VH-OQD Qantas 0 1500 km WSW of Dallas, TX, USA non contains link to final investigation report
06-MAY-2016 Airbus A321-231 (WL) B-22610 V Air 0 near Taipei non contains link to final investigation report
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
09-AUG-2014 Embraer ERJ-190AR (ERJ-190-100 IGW) JetBlue Airlines 0 Boston-Logan International Airport, MA (BOS/KBOS) non
26-APR-2014 Boeing 737-8X2 (WL) DQ-FJH Fiji Airways 0 Melbourne-Tullamarine Airport, VIC (MEL/YMML) min contains link to final investigation report
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 contains link to final investigation report
07-JAN-2013 Boeing 787-8 Dreamliner JA829J Japan Airlines International Co Ltd 0 Boston-Logan International Airport, MA (BOS/KBOS) min contains link to final investigation report
25-NOV-2011 Saab 340B VH-PRX Regional Express (Rex) 0 Sydney (Kingsford Smith) Airport - YSSY, NSW non contains link to final investigation report
  -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 contains link to final investigation report
03-SEP-2010 Boeing 747-44AF (SCD) N571UP UPS 2 16,7 km S of Dubai Airport (DXB) dst contains link to final investigation report
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 contains link to final investigation report
29-OCT-2004 Boeing 727-225 N679MG Champion Air 0 near Raleigh/Durham International Airport, NC (RDU/KRDU) non