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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 233261
Last updated: 4 March 2020
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Date:26-FEB-2020
Time:c. 09:50 LT
Type:Silhouette image of generic A320 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Airbus A320-232
Owner/operator:United Airlines
Registration: N437UA
C/n / msn: 655
Fatalities:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants:
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: None
Location:E of Daytona Beach, FL -   United States of America
Phase: En route
Nature:International Scheduled Passenger
Departure airport:Newark-Liberty International Airport, NJ (EWR/KEWR)
Destination airport:Nassau-Lynden Pindling International Airport (NAS/MYNN)
Narrative:
United Airlines flight UA1456, an Airbus A320-200, diverted to Daytona Beach, Florida, USA, after a passenger's lithium battery charger suffered a thermal runaway inside a bag.
The flight departed Newark Airport, NJ, USA, at 07:58 hours local time. It climbed to a cruising altitude of FL360 and proceeded over the Atlantic Ocean towards Nassau, Bahamas.
En route a battery charger caught fire, which was contained to the passenger's bag. The device was put in a fire retardant case until the plane landed safely at Daytona Beach, 30 minutes after the diversion was initiated.
The bag was offloaded and the aircraft continued the flight to Nassau after about an hour.

Sources:

https://flightaware.com/live/flight/UAL1456/history/20200226/1245Z/KEWR/KDAB
ASN Safety Issue: Litium battery incidents


Revision history:

Date/timeContributorUpdates
26-Feb-2020 17:27 harro Added
26-Feb-2020 17:37 harro Updated [Source, Embed code]
04-Mar-2020 07:33 Anon. Updated [Date]

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