In the hand luggage of one of the passengers of China Southern Airlines, the power bank has caught fire, Channelnewsasia.com informs . The incident happened when the plane was still on the ground: there was a landing of passengers.
Powerbank burned with open flames, but it was quickly extinguished with water. It is reported that as a result of the accident no one was hurt. Flight Guangzhou – Shanghai was detained for three hours, because I had to prepare another liner. According to preliminary data, Power Bank was at rest: it did not charge the gadget.
Power bank fire on board China Southern CZ3539, Feb 25 2018.😱😱 pic.twitter.com/cby6E62qRv
— ChinaAviationReview (@ChinaAvReview) February 25, 2018
Also, sometimes there are battery fires in smartphones, and several such incidents occurred when the aircraft was already in the air. Usually everything ends well.
The International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO) prohibits the transportation of smartphones, laptops, power banks and other devices with lithium-ion and lithium-metal batteries for baggage storage, but their transportation in hand luggage is allowed.