Litium battery thermal event Incident Boeing 737-924ER (WL) N68817, Sunday 14 January 2018
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Date:Sunday 14 January 2018
Type:Silhouette image of generic B739 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different    
Boeing 737-924ER (WL)
Owner/operator:United Airlines
Registration: N68817
MSN: 42747/4809
Year of manufacture:2014
Fatalities:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants:
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: None
Location:PDX-ORD -   United States of America
Phase: Unknown
Nature:Passenger - Scheduled
Departure airport:KPDX
Destination airport:KORD
Confidence Rating: Information is only available from news, social media or unofficial sources
A passenger on flight 558 operating from Portland, OR (PDX) to Chicago, IL (ORD) had a battery/powerpack that was overheating, got hot and started to smoke. The item was placed in a thermal containment bag.



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