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Lithium battery fires

Old 5th May 2016, 19:10
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Question Lithium battery fires

I hope this is the correct forum for this.

Is there anyone who could post a few links (with pictures if possible) showing a couple of fires caused by lithium batteries in baggage (carry on or hold) or cargo.
I've been having a discussion with someone who is convinced that the restrictions in place for these batteries is not needed and that the dangers are being blown out of all proportion.

I have seen a few CAA incident reports in the past but I can't seem to find them now.
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Old 6th May 2016, 09:25
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Go to YouTube and search for FAA lithium battery fire. There are some videos, often used during crew training.
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Old 6th May 2016, 21:24
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Lots of examples in this (excellent) CAA video
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Old 19th May 2016, 17:52
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With regards to fighting Lithium battery fires, some might find this link interesting. I have no link to the Company producing them, nor do I have any idea how effective they are.
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Old 4th Jun 2016, 09:04
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ASN Aircraft accident McDonnell Douglas DC-8-71F N748UP Philadelphia International Airport, PA (PHL)
(read the report by downloading the pdf)

Abstract: This report explains the accident involving a McDonnell Douglas DC-8-71F, N748UP,
operated by United Parcel Service Company, which landed at its destination airport, Philadelphia
International Airport, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, after a cargo smoke indication in the cockpit. The
safety issues discussed in this report include inadequacies in the following areas: guidance and checklists
relating to in-flight fire and smoke, smoke and fire detection system test certification requirements, fire
suppression system requirements, aircraft rescue and firefighting training, cargo airplane emergency
exit requirements, hazardous materials information dissemination procedures, and transport of lithium
batteries on board aircraf
t. Safety recommendations concerning these issues are addressed to the Federal
Aviation Administration, the Cargo Airline Association, and the Pipeline and Hazardous Materials
Safety Administration.
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