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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 230755
Last updated: 3 December 2019
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Date:18-NOV-2019
Time:10:30 LT
Type:Silhouette image of generic B737 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Boeing 737-7H4 (WL)
Owner/operator:Southwest Airlines
Registration: N444WN
C/n / msn: 29839/1374
Fatalities:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants:
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: None
Location:Chicago Midway International Airport, IL -   United States of America
Phase: Standing
Nature:Domestic Scheduled Passenger
Departure airport:Chicago-Midway Airport, IL (MDW/KMDW)
Destination airport:Austin-Bergstrom International Airport, TX (AUS/KAUS)
Narrative:
Southwest Airlines flight WN285 was delayed after the backpack of a passenger started emitting smoke. This was likely the result of a thermal runaway event of a lithium battery/power bank.
Local media reported that a fire had occurred in the backpack.

Sources:

https://abc7chicago.com/backpack-catches-fire-on-aircraft-at-midway-airport/5705096/????
https://www.flightradar24.com/data/aircraft/n444wn


Revision history:

Date/timeContributorUpdates
18-Nov-2019 18:34 harro Added

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