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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 197362
Last updated: 16 August 2018
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Date:02-AUG-2017
Time:ca 15:30 UTC
Type:Silhouette image of generic A388 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Airbus A380-841
Owner/operator:Lufthansa
Registration: D-AIMI
C/n / msn: 072
Fatalities:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 510
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: None
Location:near Montreal -   Canada
Phase: En route
Nature:International Scheduled Passenger
Departure airport:Frankfurt International Airport (FRA/EDDF)
Destination airport:Houston-George Bush Intercontinental Airport, TX (IAH/KIAH)
Narrative:
Lufthansa flight LH440 was en route from Frankfurt, Germany to Houston, Texas, USA when a lithium battery powerbank of a passenger overheated in the cabin.
During cruise flight approximately 260 nautical miles North East of Montreal/Pierre Elliott Trudeau Intl, QC (CYUL), the flight crew was informed of heavy electrical smoke/fire under seat 10C. The source of the smoke/fire was identified as a passenger lithium power bank stuck in the seat mechanism. The cabin crew extinguished the fire with the use of 3 fire extinguishers. Once extinguished, the electrical smell dissipated after completion of smoke removal procedure. No emergency was declared and the aircraft continued to its destination where an uneventful landing was carried out.

Sources:

https://www.ibtimes.co.uk/lufthansa-flight-suffers-mid-air-blaze-caused-by-exploding-battery-charging-device-1634239utm_source=social&utm_medium=facebook&utm_campaign=%2Flufthansa-flight-suffers-mid-air-blaze-caused-by-exploding-battery-charging-device-1634239
https://www.flightradar24.com/data/flights/lh440#e5271dc
TSB Report A17Q0126


Revision history:

Date/timeContributorUpdates
11-Aug-2017 18:51 harro Added
19-Aug-2017 06:28 harro Updated [Total occupants, Source, Narrative]

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