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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 191936
Last updated: 25 September 2018
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Date:07-DEC-2016
Time:19:40 LT
Type:Silhouette image of generic B738 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Boeing 737-809 (WL)
Owner/operator:China Airlines
Registration: B-18605
C/n / msn: 28404/130
Fatalities:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 141
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: None
Category:Incident
Location:en route Palau-Taipei -   Pacific Ocean
Phase: En route
Nature:International Scheduled Passenger
Departure airport:Palau-Roman Tmetuchl International Airport (ROR/PTRO)
Destination airport:Taipei-Taiwan Taoyuan International Airport (TPE/RCTP)
Investigating agency: ASC
Narrative:
China Airlines flight CI027, a Boeing 737-800 aircraft, took off from Palau International Airport at 18:11 Taipei local time for Taoyuan International Airport.
During cruise, at about 19:40, a passenger in seat 15C noted that the Samsung S6 smartphone that was being charged inside the seat pouch began emitting smoke. The passenger took out the phone and threw it on the cabin floor.
Cabin attendants used a fire extinguisher and subsequently put the phone in a bucket of water.
A short circuit had occurred during charging, causing the lithium battery to become very hot.
The aircraft landed safely at Taoyuan International Airport at 22:04.

An investigation of the phone showed a slight deformation on the lower left-hand side of the battery. It could not be established if this occurred as a result of the short circuit or if this was a sign of pre-existing damage.

Sources:

https://www.asc.gov.tw/main_en/docDetail.aspx?uid=318&pid=318&docid=786

Accident investigation:
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Investigating agency: ASC
Status: Investigation completed
Duration: 1 year
Download report: Final report


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Revision history:

Date/timeContributorUpdates
09-Dec-2016 07:22 harro Added
05-Jan-2018 19:53 harro Updated [Time, Total occupants, Narrative]
05-Jan-2018 20:06 harro Updated [Narrative]
05-Jan-2018 20:07 harro Updated [Photo, ]

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