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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 209216
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Type:Silhouette image of generic A388 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Airbus A380-841
Owner/operator:British Airways
Registration: G-XLEK
MSN: 194
Fatalities:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants:
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: None
Category:Serious incident
Location:en route Los Angeles-London -
Phase: En route
Nature:Passenger - Scheduled
Departure airport:Los Angeles International Airport, CA (LAX/KLAX)
Destination airport:London-Heathrow Airport (LHR/EGLL
Investigating agency: AAIB
British Airways flight BA268 was en route between Los Angeles, California, USA and London-Heathrow Airport, U.K. when a passenger iPad caught fire. The cabin crew extinguished the fire and the aircraft continued to the destination. A normal landing was carried out at 16:01 hours local time.


Other occurrences involving this aircraft

21 Jan 2019 G-XLEK British Airways 0 Over Atlantic Ocean non
Litium battery thermal event.


Photo of G-XLEK courtesy

Madrid - Adolfo Suarez / Barajas (LEMD / MAD)
11 February 2022; (c) Nano Rodríguez

Revision history:

13-Apr-2018 17:21 harro Added

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