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United B38M at San Diego battery fire in cabin
« on: February 08, 2023, 05:52:58 AM »
story from AVH, I pulled the audio.

A United Boeing 737-8 MAX, registration N77259 performing flight UA-2664 from San Diego,CA to Newark,NJ (USA), was climbing out of San Diego's runway 27 when the crew stopped the climb at about 7000 feet due to a passenger's battery pack overheating and igniting. While cabin crew were extinguishing the fire using extinguishers, the flight crew returned the aircraft to San Diego for a safe landing on runway 27 about 10 minutes after departure. 6 people received injuries, 4 of them were taken to a hospital.

San Diego Fire Services reported an external battery pack caught fire, the crew extinguished the fire and placed the item into a special bag.