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Offline KB4TEZ

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Alaska Airlines, smartphone fire, Seattle.
« on: August 27, 2021, 06:55:35 AM »
(airportia via twitter)
https://www.airportia.com/news/alaska-b739-at-seattle-on-aug-23rd-2021-passenger-s-electronic-device-catches-fire/

(the slide evac caught my attention)

An Alaska Airlines Boeing 737-900, registration N479AS performing flight AS-751 from New Orleans,LA to Seattle,WA (USA) with 128 passengers and 6 crew, had safely landed on Seattle's runway 34L, had taxied towards the apron crossing both runways 34C and 34R and was on the apron waiting to move into the gate, when a passenger's smartphone caught fire. While cabin crew extinguished the fire and secured the remains of the device in a containment bag, the smoke emanating from the device forced the evacuation of the aircraft via slides.

The airport reported the Smartphone was a Samsung Galaxy A21. Two passengers were taken to a hospital for checks.

On Aug 26th 2021 the NTSB reported they rated the occurrence an accident and have opened an investigation.

The aircraft returned to service on Aug 25th 2021 after about 32 hours on the ground in Seattle.



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Re: Alaska Airlines, smartphone fire, Seattle.
« Reply #1 on: September 04, 2021, 06:57:35 AM »
Hi
I had not heard this news. Is it possible for a passenger's smartphone caught fire?
What causes a passenger's smartphone caught fire?

Offline martyj19

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Re: Alaska Airlines, smartphone fire, Seattle.
« Reply #2 on: September 04, 2021, 05:07:48 PM »
Sometimes lithium-ion batteries overheat and catch fire.  In 2016 there was a major incident with Galaxy Note 7.  Right now there is an incident with Chevrolet Bolt electric cars.