Litium battery thermal event Incident Boeing 737-823 (WL) N922NN, 04 Jan 2019
ASN logo
ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 220549
This information is added by users of ASN. Neither ASN nor the Flight Safety Foundation are responsible for the completeness or correctness of this information. If you feel this information is incomplete or incorrect, you can submit corrected information.

Time:c. 21:00 LT
Type:Silhouette image of generic B738 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different    
Boeing 737-823 (WL)
Owner/operator:American Airlines
Registration: N922NN
MSN: 29574/4401
Fatalities:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 138
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: None
Location:Chicago-O'Hare International Airport, IL (ORD/KORD) -   United States of America
Phase: Taxi
Nature:Passenger - Scheduled
Departure airport:Las Vegas-McCarran Airport, NV (LAS/KLAS)
Destination airport:Chicago-O'Hare International Airport, IL (ORD/KORD)
Confidence Rating: Information is only available from news, social media or unofficial sources
American Airlines flight AA168, a Boeing 737-800, was taxiing to the gate at Chicago-O'Hare International Airport when a passenger's e-cigarette lithium battery overheated.
Flight attendants contained the smoke/fire.


Revision history:

05-Jan-2019 08:53 harro Added
05-Jan-2019 14:06 harro Updated [Departure airport, Destination airport]
05-Jan-2019 14:07 harro Updated [Departure airport]

Corrections or additions? ... Edit this accident description

The Aviation Safety Network is an exclusive service provided by:
Quick Links:

CONNECT WITH US: FSF Facebook FSF Twitter FSF Youtube FSF LinkedIn FSF Instagram

©2023 Flight Safety Foundation

1920 Ballenger Av., 4th Fl.
Alexandria, Virginia 22314