Litium battery thermal event Incident Boeing 737-990ER (WL) N285AK, Sunday 2 August 2020
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Date:Sunday 2 August 2020
Time:c. 22:50 UTC
Type:Silhouette image of generic B739 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different    
Boeing 737-990ER (WL)
Owner/operator:Alaska Airlines
Registration: N285AK
MSN: 60577/6862
Year of manufacture:2018
Fatalities:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants:
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: None
Location:near Columbus, OH -   United States of America
Phase: En route
Nature:Passenger - Scheduled
Departure airport:Newark-Liberty International Airport, NJ (EWR/KEWR)
Destination airport:San Francisco International Airport, CA (SFO/KSFO)
Confidence Rating: Information is only available from news, social media or unofficial sources
Alaska Airlines flight AS29, a Boeing 737-990ER, diverted to Columbus-John Glenn International Airport, Ohio, USA, reportedly after an in-flight lithium battery thermal runaway event in a laptop.
The flight was en route over Ohio at FL360 at the time of the incident. At 22:55 UTC the flight crew initiated a descent for a safe landing at Columbus at 23:16 UTC.
The aircraft was able to continue the flight two and a half hours after landing.



Revision history:

03-Aug-2020 08:21 harro Added
03-Aug-2020 08:27 harro Updated [Time, Embed code, Narrative]
03-Aug-2020 08:28 harro Updated [Narrative]

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