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Preliminary report: Thai Airbus A350 descended below glideslope at Frankfurt
31 March 2020

Preliminary report: Thai Airbus A350 descended below glideslope at Frankfurt

IAI Westwind jet crashes on takeoff from Manila Airport, Philippines

Cessna 208B Super Cargomaster crashed during poor weather diversion in Kansas, USA

Two flights diverted after lithium battery fire incidents

Damaged battery charger after fire incident (photo: Daytona Beach International Airport)

In the space of two days, two airliners diverted after lithium battery powered devices, suffered thermal runaway incidents.

On February 25, Sunwing flight WG596, a Boeing 737-800, declared an emergency for smoke in the cabin, which reportedly originated from a passenger’s vape pen. The aircraft was en route from Cancun, Mexico to Calgary, Canada, and diverted to Memphis, USA.

On February 26, United Airlines flight UA1456, an Airbus A320, diverted to Daytona Beach, Florida, USA, after a passenger’s lithium battery charger suffered a thermal runaway inside a bag.

Antonov An-2 crashed shortly after takeoff from Ust-Kamenogorsk, Kazakhstan

Antonov An-2 crashed on takeoff from Magadan-13 Airfield after apparent stall

Beech 200 Super King Air crashes near Abilene, Texas, USA, killing three

AirBaltic Airbus A220-300 diverts to Bordeaux, France after engine failure

UTAir Boeing 737-500 suffers main gear collapse on landing, Usinsk, Russia

Icelandair Boeing 757 suffers gear collapse on landing at Keflavík Airport, Iceland