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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 221825
Last updated: 13 December 2019
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Date:13-FEB-2019
Time:
Type:Silhouette image of generic E170 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Embraer ERJ-175LR
Owner/operator:Delta Connection
Registration: N285SY ?
C/n / msn: 17000751
Fatalities:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants:
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: None
Location:New York's La Guardia Airport, NY (LGA) -   United States of America
Phase: Standing
Nature:Domestic Scheduled Passenger
Departure airport:LGA
Destination airport:IAH
Narrative:
A lithium battery of a vape pen suffered a thermal runaway on board a Delta Air Lines jet at New York's La Guardia Airport.
Flames were observed in an overhead bin near seat row 10 during the boarding or deplaning process.

Conflicting news reports indicate the incident happened during boarding at La Guardia for a flight to Houston (IAH) or on 'Delta flight 3834', which is a service from IAH to LGA.

Sources:

https://newyork.cbslocal.com/2019/02/13/vape-pen-battery-delays-laguardia-houston-flight/
https://www.firstcoastnews.com/article/travel/video-vape-pen-causes-fire-on-crowded-delta-flight/77-729979fe-4794-441e-9168-96e2d1211293

https://www.flightradar24.com/data/aircraft/n285sy


Revision history:

Date/timeContributorUpdates
14-Feb-2019 08:10 harro Added
14-Feb-2019 08:14 harro Updated [Registration, Cn, Departure airport, Destination airport, Source, Embed code, Narrative]

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