Litium battery thermal event Serious incident BAe Jetstream 32 VH-..., Thursday 1 October 2020
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Date:Thursday 1 October 2020
Type:Silhouette image of generic JS32 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different    
BAe Jetstream 32
Registration: VH-...
Fatalities:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants:
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: None
Category:Serious incident
Location:Canberra Airport, ACT (CBR/YSCB) -   Australia
Phase: Standing
Departure airport:Canberra Airport, ACT (CBR/YSCB)
Destination airport:Ballina Airport, NSW (BNK/YBNA)
Investigating agency: ATSB
Confidence Rating: Information verified through data from accident investigation authorities
During loading, a ground crew observed smoke and fire emanating from a piece of checked-in baggage. Fire services extinguished the fire and determined the source of the fire to be from lithium vaping batteries in a charger in a passenger's bag.


ATSB Ref 202004793


Revision history:

20-Feb-2021 20:05 harro Added
07-Jun-2022 09:18 Ron Averes Updated [Location]
21-Jul-2023 09:45 harro Updated

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