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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 219929
Last updated: 1 December 2019
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Date:23-DEC-2018
Time:c. 09:10 LT
Type:Silhouette image of generic A321 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Airbus A321-211
Owner/operator:China Southern Airlines
Registration: B-6683
C/n / msn: 4369
Fatalities:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants:
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: None
Location:near Penang International Airport (PEN/WMKP) -   Malaysia
Phase: En route
Nature:International Scheduled Passenger
Departure airport:Penang International Airport (PEN/WMKP)
Destination airport:Guangzhou Baiyun International Airport (CAN/ZGGG)
Narrative:
China Southern flight CZ396 returned to Penang Airport, Malaysia after a lithium-ion power bank of one of the passengers began to smolder. The smoldering/burning power bank was contained but the flight crew elected to return to the airport after entering a holding pattern to burn fuel. A safe landing was made at 11:35 hours local time.
Photos show soot/heat damage in the overhead locker at seat row 43.

Sources:

https://www.flightradar24.com/data/flights/cz396#1ef55ecb
ASN Safety issue: Lithium-ion battery incident


Revision history:

Date/timeContributorUpdates
23-Dec-2018 13:43 harro Added
23-Dec-2018 13:51 harro Updated [Source, Embed code, Narrative]
23-Dec-2018 14:29 harro Updated [Narrative]

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