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Time:04:24 UTC
Type:Silhouette image of generic A343 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Airbus A340-313
Registration: D-AIGV
MSN: 325
Fatalities:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants:
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: None
Category:Serious incident
Location:Canadian airspace, W of Newfoundland -   Canada
Phase: En route
Nature:Passenger - Scheduled
Departure airport:San Josť/Norman Y. Mineta Intl, CA (KSJC)
Destination airport:Frankfurt/Rhein-Main, Germany (EDDF)
Investigating agency: BFU Germany
Confidence Rating:
D-AIGV, an Airbus 340-300 aircraft operated by Lufthansa, was conducting flight LH489 from San Josť/Norman Y. Mineta Intl, CA (KSJC) to Frankfurt/Rhein-Main, Germany (EDDF). During the cruise portion of the flight in Canadian airspace, a lithium battery powerbank in a passenger's backpack caught fire in the cabin, with a strong smoke formation.
The fire was extinguished with on-board extinguishers (halon) and the battery was then kept cool under observation. The cockpit crew put on the oxygen masks for about 30 minutes. The flight was continued safely and uneventfully until the landing in Frankfurt-Main. Two lightly injured passengers were given medical/psychological care.

At the time of the incident the aircraft had just crossed the coastline of Newfoundland and Labrador, Canada between Nutak and Nain.




Photo of D-AIGV courtesy

Dallas / Fort Worth - International (KDFW / DFW)
7 December 2021; (c) Daniel Gorun

Revision history:

05-Aug-2018 07:11 harro Added
20-Dec-2018 12:59 harro Updated [Source, Narrative]

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