Litium battery thermal event Serious incident Airbus A380-841 G-XLEK, Sunday 1 April 2018
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Date:Sunday 1 April 2018
Type:Silhouette image of generic A388 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different    
Airbus A380-841
Owner/operator:British Airways
Registration: G-XLEK
MSN: 194
Year of manufacture:2015
Engine model:Rolls-Royce Trent 970B-84
Fatalities:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants:
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: None
Category:Serious incident
Location:en route Los Angeles-London -
Phase: En route
Nature:Passenger - Scheduled
Departure airport:Los Angeles International Airport, CA (LAX/KLAX)
Destination airport:London-Heathrow Airport (LHR/EGLL
Investigating agency: AAIB
Confidence Rating: Information verified through data from accident investigation authorities
British Airways flight BA268 was en route between Los Angeles, California, USA and London-Heathrow Airport, U.K. when a passenger iPad caught fire. The cabin crew extinguished the fire and the aircraft continued to the destination. A normal landing was carried out at 16:01 hours local time.


History of this aircraft

Other occurrences involving this aircraft

21 January 2019 G-XLEK British Airways 0 Over Atlantic Ocean non
Litium battery thermal event

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13-Apr-2018 17:21 harro Added

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