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4 May 2012

iPhone battery fire on board aircraft caused by improper repairs

4 May 2012

An Apple iPhone that overheated and began emitting smoke on board an Australian Saab 340 passenger plane was caused by improper repairs, an investigation revealed.

NTSB issues recommendations on accessibility of flight deck fire extinguishers

15 August 2011

The National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB) issued three safety recommendations on flight crews’ ease of access to fire extinguishers while oxygen masks are donned. These recommendations were made following the Boards investigation into an incident in which the crew of a Boeing 757 were face with a fire at the windshield heat terminal connection in […]

Report on UPS B747F in-flight fire accident: captain likely incapacitated

5 April 2011

The UAE General Civil Aviation Authority (GCAA) published a Preliminary Report of their investigation into the September 2010 fatal accident involving a UPS Boeing 747-400F. The report amongst others indicates that the captain had to leave his seat in search for portable oxygen in the smoke-filled flight deck. After which there was no further CVR information that indicated […]

FAA alerts aircraft operators to results of new research on the risks of transporting lithium batteries as cargo

10 October 2010

The U.S. Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) alerted operators to results of new research on the risks associated with transporting lithium batteries as cargo on aircraft and recommended actions air carriers can take to reduce those risks. In a Safety Alert for Operators (SAFO), the FAA summarized recent research which shows that lithium metal (non-rechargeable) and […]

Report: In-flight fire Convair 580, near Tamworth, Australia (serious incident)

22 April 2010

The Australian Transport Safety Bureau (ATSB) released the final report of a serious incident involving a Convair CV-580 airplane near Tamworth, Australia.   The crew carried out an emergency landing following an in-flight fire. On 7 January 2010, the crew of a Convair CV-580 aircraft, registered VH-PDW, were conducting a training flight from Bankstown Airport, […]

NTSB recommends fire suppression systems on all cargo airplanes

6 December 2007

The U.S. NTSB has recommended that the FAA require that all cargo airplanes operating under Part 121 install fire suppression systems. This recommendation is a result of the Board`s investigation of a UPS DC-8 cargo fire in Philadelphia last year. As a result of its investigation, the Safety Board made recommendations in the following areas […]