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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 205676
Last updated: 23 October 2018
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Date:03-FEB-2018
Time:ca 21:00 LT
Type:Silhouette image of generic A320 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Airbus A320-214
Owner/operator:Frontier Airlines
Registration: N221FR
C/n / msn: 3205
Fatalities:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants:
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: None
Location:NE of Tampa, FL -   United States of America
Phase: En route
Nature:Domestic Scheduled Passenger
Departure airport:Orlando International Airport, FL (MCO/KMCO)
Destination airport:Phoenix-Sky Harbor International Airport, AZ (PHX/KPHX)
Narrative:
Frontier Airlines flight F91883, an Airbus A320, diverted to Tampa Airport, Florida, USA after an iPhone with power pack had begun smoking in the cabin.
A passenger’s cell phone and power pack was smoking and the case was hot and disfigured. The passenger threw the phone into the aisle and another passenger picked it up and brought it to the lavatory and placed it in the sink and ran water over it then covered it in ice.
The flight originated from Orlando International Airport, Florida at 20:41 hours local time. The aircraft climbed on a westerly heading until it reached 32,250 feet. The flight crew then decided to divert to nearby Tampa, where a safe landing was made at 21:20 hours.
Upon arrival at the gate, the fire department removed the faulty cell phone and its associated defective charger.

Tampa Bay Fire Rescue indicated 3 individuals were attended to, 2 with minor burns, 1 with a respiratory issue. Some reports of nausea and headaches by others. No damage to the aircraft was reported.

Sources:

https://www.flightradar24.com/data/flights/f91883#1053130d
FAA

Lithium battery incidents: https://aviation-safety.net/database/issue/lithium.php


Revision history:

Date/timeContributorUpdates
05-Feb-2018 18:09 harro Added
05-Feb-2018 18:49 harro Updated [Source]
07-Oct-2018 17:31 harro Updated [Source, Narrative]

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