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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 192937
Last updated: 21 September 2021
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Date:16-JAN-2017
Time:
Type:Silhouette image of generic B763 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Boeing 767-332ER (WL)
Owner/operator:Delta Air Lines
Registration: N1613B ?
MSN: 32776/847
Fatalities:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants:
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: None
Location:en route Fukuoka-Honolulu -   Pacific Ocean
Phase: En route
Nature:Passenger - Scheduled
Departure airport:Fukuoka Airport (FUK/RJFF)
Destination airport:Honolulu International Airport, HI (HNL/PHNL)
Narrative:
Local media in Hawaii report that a Delta Air Lines aircraft was involved in a smartphone battery fire incident.
Delta Air Lines flight DL598 was en route between Fukuoka, Japan and Honolulu, Hawaii when a passenger dropped his iPhone 7 in the seat reclining mechanism. When he tried to shift his seat it crushed the phone and Lithium battery. This caused the battery to overheat and emit smoke. Cabin crew members retrieved the phone and put it in a fireproof box.


Sources:

http://www.hawaiinewsnow.com/story/34271617/faa-investigating-cell-phone-fire-scare-on-honolulu-bound-flight
08 Dec 2016: CAA U.K. warns: electronic devices in seat mechanism pose fire hazard
ASN Sefty issue: Lithium battery safety



Other occurrences involving this aircraft

24 Apr 2009 N1613B ? Delta Airlines 0 Boston-Logan International Airport, MA (BOS/KBOS) non


Images:

Photo of N1613B ? courtesy AirHistory.net


London - Heathrow (EGLL / LHR)
30 September 2017; (c) Anton Homma

Revision history:

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18-Jan-2017 19:34 harro Added

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