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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 194987
Last updated: 15 October 2021
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Date:18-MAR-2008
Time:
Type:Silhouette image of generic B752 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Boeing 757-200
Owner/operator:United Airlines
Registration:
MSN:
Fatalities:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants:
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: None
Location: -   United States of America
Phase: En route
Nature:Passenger
Departure airport:
Destination airport:
Narrative:
A captain reported his 'Cyclops' brand flashlight containing CR123A lithium batteries exploding with two loud bangs and blowing the cap off the flashlight into the aft section of the cockpit.

A crew member's hand and fingers burned when he touched the flashlight to move it to the rear of the cockpit.

Sources:

ASRS ACN: 779214
FAA


Revision history:

Date/timeContributorUpdates
23-Apr-2017 07:36 harro Added
25-Dec-2018 18:26 harro Updated [Date, Aircraft type, Operator, Source, Narrative]

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