ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 199693
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Narrative:Wizz Air flight W61898 returned to land at Keflavík International Airport, Iceland, after an electronic device had caught fire on board.
|Time:||c. 19:25 UTC|
|Fatalities:||Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 147|
|Aircraft damage:|| None|
|Location:||N of Vik -
|Phase:|| En route|
|Nature:||Passenger - Scheduled|
|Departure airport:||Keflavík International Airport (KEF/BIKF)|
|Destination airport:||Wroclaw-Strachowice Airport (WRO/EPWR) |
|Investigating agency: ||TSB Iceland|
|Confidence Rating:|| Information verified through data from accident investigation authorities|
The aircraft, an Airbus A320, had departed Keflavík at 19:06 UTC, bound for Wroclaw, Poland.
When just north of Vik, Iceland, while climbing through an altitude of FL310, the decision was made to turn back to Keflavík. A safe landing was made on runway 02 t 19:50 UTC.
Wizz Air stated after the incident: "a device belonging to a passenger started to burn in the cabin....Further details, such as the type of the device, can be revealed after the investigation has been completed. "
Icelandic media stated that it was an electronic cigarette that had caught fire.
E-cigarettes are known to contain lithium batteries, which can be highly flammable under certain conditions.
http://www.ruv.is/frett/ekki-reyndist-thorf-a-slokkvistarfi-um-bord https://www.flightradar24.com/data/flights/w61898#ed8de30 https://www.pprune.org/rumours-news/599488-electronic-cigarette-fire-onboard-wizzair-out-kef.html https://icelandmonitor.mbl.is/news/news/2017/09/13/fire_on_board_plane_at_keflavik_international_airpo/ http://icelandmag.is/article/passenger-plane-makes-emergency-landing-keflavik-after-fire-alarm-goes
Litium Battery Safety: http://aviation-safety.net/database/issue/lithium.php
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|Investigating agency: ||TSB Iceland |
|Status: ||Investigation completed|
|Download report: || Final report|
||Updated [Total occupants, Photo, ]|
||Updated [Source, Narrative]|
||Updated [Operator, Source, Narrative]|
||Updated [Departure airport, Source, Accident report, ]|
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