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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 220513
Last updated: 5 November 2019
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Date:03-JAN-2019
Time:
Type:Silhouette image of generic A20N model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Airbus A320-251N
Owner/operator:Royal Brunei Airlines
Registration: V8-RBD
C/n / msn: 8368
Fatalities:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants:
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: None
Location:between Hong Kong and Brunei -   Pacific Ocean
Phase: En route
Nature:International Scheduled Passenger
Departure airport:Hong Kong (HKG)
Destination airport:Bandar Seri Begawan Airport (BWN)
Narrative:
Royal Brunei Airlines flight BI636, an Airbus A320neo, was en route from Hong Kong to Bandar Seri Begawan Airport, Brunei, when a passenger's power bank (with lithium batteries) began emitting smoke.
Flight attendants doused the overheated device and the flight was able to continue safely to Brunei.

Sources:

https://thescoop.co/2019/01/04/power-bank-combusts-onboard-rb-flight-passengers-and-crew-unharmed/
https://www.flightradar24.com/data/aircraft/v8-rbd#1f0fe2a2
ASN Safety Issue: Litium battery incidents


Revision history:

Date/timeContributorUpdates
04-Jan-2019 12:06 harro Added

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