Litium battery thermal event Incident Boeing 737-8LJ (WL) RA-73127, Monday 9 October 2023
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Date:Monday 9 October 2023
Type:Silhouette image of generic B738 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different    
Boeing 737-8LJ (WL)
Owner/operator:Aeroflot Russian Airlines
Registration: RA-73127
MSN: 41213/5652
Year of manufacture:2015
Fatalities:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants:
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: None
Location:Moscow-Sheremetyevo Airport (SVO/UUEE) -   Russia
Phase: Standing
Nature:Passenger - Scheduled
Departure airport:Cairo International Airport (CAI/HECA)
Destination airport:Moskva-Sheremetyevo Airport (SVO/UUEE)
Confidence Rating: Information is only available from news, social media or unofficial sources
Aeroflot Russian Airlines flight SU401, a Boeing 737-8LJ, had landed at Moscow-Sheremetyevo Airport (SVO) when during disembarkation, the (lithium) battery of a passenger's phone suffered a thermal runaway.
The crew promptly used a fire extinguisher. The aircraft suffered minor damage to the carpet. There were no injuries.


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11-Oct-2023 11:46 harro Added

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