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AF 413 Mobile in flame.

Old 29th Aug 2023, 13:06
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AF 413 Mobile in flame.


just a report of swiss newspaper Le Matin :

Question: Why companies allow charging mobiles in flight ?
Years ago one could live a few hours without mobiles in use.
There has been several incidents already with NiCad batteries.


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Old 30th Aug 2023, 04:03
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I've yet to see any operator explicitly ban mobile charging.
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Old 30th Aug 2023, 08:42
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And if you install USB charging ports it will be a hard sell...
But battery fire is definitely getting an issue
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Working link to the suitably histrionic article: Catastrophe évitée chez Air France: «Ça fume, ça va exploser!»
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Old 30th Aug 2023, 10:03
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Originally Posted by Viking77

There has been several incidents already with NiCad batteries.

They stopped using NiCd batteries in mobile phones long time ago. The energy density is too low for a modern smartphone.

I guess you mean Lithium batteries, like lithium ion and lithiym plolymer?
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Old 30th Aug 2023, 10:07
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Phones and tablets getting trapped in powered business class seats is a bigger issue. There have been several incidents including aircraft diversions due to this.
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Old 30th Aug 2023, 11:35
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I stand corrected. Check the FAA video below.

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Old 30th Aug 2023, 16:26
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What happens if the defective electronics device is in the cargo hold?
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