Tag: thermal runaway

KLM Boeing 777 Makes Stopover Due to Mobile Phone’s Thermal Runaway

Reading Time: < 1 minute A KLM Boeing 777-200 was enroute at FL390 about 100nm northwest of Phuket (Thailand) when the crew decided to divert to Phuket due to a passenger’s mobile phone overheating and emitting a lot of smoke. The aircraft landed safely in Phuket about 20 minutes later. The airline reported: “Flight KL 809 from Amsterdam to Kuala […]

Aeroflot A320 Passenger’s Powerbank Catches Fire

Reading Time: < 1 minute An Aeroflot Airbus A320-200, registration VQ-BPU performing flight SU-1182 from Moscow Sheremtyevo to Volgograd (Russia) with 150 passengers and 7 crew, had safely landed in Volgograd and had taxied to the apron. While waiting for the disembarkation of passengers a passenger’s powerbank suffered a thermal runaway and caught fire. Surrounding passengers poured bottles of water […]