Lithium ion batteries probably started a fire on a flight headed for Thailand March 16 2015, 0 Comments
Yesterday on March 16 a lithium ion battery on board a flight from Amsterdam to Bangkok caught fire in an over-head compartment. Passengers saw smoke coming out of the compartment and a flight attendant brought over a fire extinguisher and put out the flames.
Luckily, it was after the plane touched down - so people did not get too scared and flights were on-time. While there are no official reports released detailing the chemical fire - the passenger which provided the video posted above has suggested that it was caused by a lithium ion battery.
This type of news will certainly push the aviation authorities to impose stricter rules on passengers carrying li-ion onboard planes - where they are already being restricted to the passenger cabin in carry-on luggage.