China Southern, Battery Fire

March 5, 2017

A China Southern Boeing 737-700, registration B-5252 performing flight CZ-6099 from Nanning (China) to Bangkok (Thailand), was enroute at FL320 about 30 minutes into the flight when a passenger's battery pack overheated and burst into flames. Cabin crew quickly extinguished the fire, cooled the device down and put it into a safe container. The flight crew assessed, that it was safe to continue the flight to Bangkok, where the aircraft landed safely about 2 hours after departure.

The Failed Battery Pack




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