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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 215969
Last updated: 11 December 2018
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Date:02-OCT-2018
Time:c. 12:30 UTC
Type:Silhouette image of generic B738 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Boeing 737-82R (WL)
Owner/operator:Pegasus Airlines
Registration: TC-AMP
C/n / msn: 40723/3622
Fatalities:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants:
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: None
Location:near Zagreb -   Croatia
Phase: En route
Nature:International Scheduled Passenger
Departure airport:Istanbul-Sabiha Gökçen International Airport (SAW/LTFJ)
Destination airport:Paris-Orly Airport (ORY/LFPO)
Narrative:
Pegasus Airlines flight PC1135 from Istanbul to Paris diverted to Zagreb Airport, Croatia after a smoke alarm went off in the airplane's cargo hold.
The aircraft was en route at FL380 over the Bosnia-Croatian border at the time. The flight crew decided to divert to Zagreb, where it landed safely at 12:58 UTC, 21 minutes after starting the descent.
According to a statement by the airline to Daily Sabah, the smoke alarm in the cargo hold was activated after an electronic cigarette in one of the passenger's luggage caught fire.
E-cigarettes can overheat and cause fires when the lithium-ion heating element is accidentally activated or left on. Pegasus has a policy for carrying lithium batteries but does not explicitly mention e-cigarettes. In general, smaller lithium batteries are allowed in checked-in
(hold) baggage as long as the batteries are carried in the device itself.

Sources:

https://www.dailysabah.com/tourism/2018/10/02/pegasus-airlines-flight-makes-emergency-landing-after-e-cigarette-catches-on-fire
https://www.flightradar24.com/data/flights/pc1135#1e12218a
https://cdnp.flypgs.com/files/pdf/lithium_battery_chart.pdf

Other lithium related incidents:
https://aviation-safety.net/database/issue/lithium.php


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Revision history:

Date/timeContributorUpdates
03-Oct-2018 07:54 harro Added
03-Oct-2018 08:01 harro Updated [Source]
03-Oct-2018 18:44 harro Updated [Embed code]

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