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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 209216
Last updated: 29 November 2020
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Date:01-APR-2018
Time:
Type:Silhouette image of generic A388 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Airbus A380-841
Owner/operator:British Airways
Registration: G-XLEK
C/n / msn: 194
Fatalities:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants:
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: None
Category:Serious incident
Location:en route Los Angeles-London -
Phase: En route
Nature:Passenger - Scheduled
Departure airport:Los Angeles International Airport, CA (LAX/KLAX)
Destination airport:London-Heathrow Airport (LHR/EGLL
Investigating agency: AAIB
Narrative:
British Airways flight BA268 was en route between Los Angeles, California, USA and London-Heathrow Airport, U.K. when a passenger iPad caught fire. The cabin crew extinguished the fire and the aircraft continued to the destination. A normal landing was carried out at 16:01 hours local time.

Sources:

https://www.bea.aero/en/investigation-reports/notified-events/detail/event/incendie-de-la-tablette-dun-passager-extinction-du-feu-par-lequipage-1/
https://flightaware.com/live/flight/GXLEK/history/20180401/0435Z/KLAX/EGLL

Other occurrences involving this aircraft

21 Jan 2019 G-XLEK British Airways 0 Over Atlantic Ocean non


Images:

Photo of G-XLEK courtesy AirHistory.net


Châteauroux - Déols (LFLX / CHR)
28 July 2020; (c) Anton Homma

Revision history:

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13-Apr-2018 17:21 harro Added

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