ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 192937
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Narrative:Local media in Hawaii report that a Delta Air Lines aircraft was involved in a smartphone battery fire incident.
Boeing 767-332ER (WL)
|Owner/operator:||Delta Air Lines|
|Registration:|| N1613B ?|
|Fatalities:||Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: |
|Aircraft damage:|| None|
|Location:||en route Fukuoka-Honolulu -
|Phase:|| En route|
|Nature:||Passenger - Scheduled|
|Departure airport:||Fukuoka Airport (FUK/RJFF) |
|Destination airport:||Honolulu International Airport, HI (HNL/PHNL) |
|Confidence Rating:|| Information is only available from news, social media or unofficial sources|
Delta Air Lines flight DL598 was en route between Fukuoka, Japan and Honolulu, Hawaii when a passenger dropped his iPhone 7 in the seat reclining mechanism. When he tried to shift his seat it crushed the phone and Lithium battery. This caused the battery to overheat and emit smoke. Cabin crew members retrieved the phone and put it in a fireproof box.
http://www.hawaiinewsnow.com/story/34271617/faa-investigating-cell-phone-fire-scare-on-honolulu-bound-flight 08 Dec 2016: CAA U.K. warns: electronic devices in seat mechanism pose fire hazard ASN Sefty issue: Lithium battery safety
Other occurrences involving this aircraft
|24 Apr 2009
||Boston-Logan International Airport, MA (BOS/KBOS)
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