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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 185582
Last updated: 18 February 2021
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Date:17-MAR-2016
Time:c. 20:15 HST
Type:Silhouette image of generic B738 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Boeing 737-890 (WL)
Owner/operator:Alaska Airlines
Registration: N538AS
C/n / msn: 41188/4045
Fatalities:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 163
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: None
Location:over Pacific Ocean -   United States of America
Phase: En route
Nature:Passenger - Scheduled
Departure airport:Bellingham Airport, WA (BLI/KBLI)
Destination airport:Honolulu International Airport, HI (HNL/PHNL)
Narrative:
Alaska Airlines flight AS807 was involved in an incident over the Pacific Ocean when a passenger's smartphone burst into flames in the passenger cabin.
The aircraft, a Boeing 737-800, was en route between Bellingham Airport, Washington and Honolulu International Airport, Hawaii and 90 minutes before landing when the incident occurred.
The passenger described to local media that her iPhone 6 smartphone began emitting 8-inch (20 cm) flames. It fell on the ground under another passenger's seat. Flight crew members then quickly extinguished the fire.

The flight continued and landed normally at 21:42 HST.

Sources:

https://abcnews.go.com/US/alaska-airlines-passengers-phone-catches-fire-mid-flight/story?id=37775644
https://flightaware.com/live/flight/N538AS/history/20160318/0110Z/KBLI/PHNL

Media:

A local girl got the shock of her life last night when her iPhone burst into flames midair on a flight to Hawaii.

Posted by KOMO News on Friday, 18 March 2016

Images:

Photo of N538AS courtesy AirHistory.net


Los Angeles - International (KLAX / LAX)
26 December 2015; (c) John Smitherman

Revision history:

Date/timeContributorUpdates
20-Mar-2016 20:07 harro Added
20-Mar-2016 20:14 harro Updated [Time, Total occupants, Narrative]
20-Mar-2016 20:14 harro Updated [Embed code]
20-Mar-2016 20:20 harro Updated [Embed code]
20-Mar-2016 20:22 harro Updated [Embed code]
20-Mar-2016 20:52 harro Updated [Aircraft type, Registration, Cn, Source, Embed code]

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