Frontier A320 near Tampa on Feb 3rd 2018, LiOn fire on board

Last Update: February 4, 2018 / 16:43:10 GMT/Zulu time

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Incident Facts

Date of incident
Feb 3, 2018

Classification
Incident

Flight number
F9-1883

Aircraft Registration
N221FR

Aircraft Type
Airbus A320

ICAO Type Designator
A320

A Frontier Airlines Airbus A320-200, registration N221FR performing flight F9-1883 from Orlando,FL to Phoenix,AZ (USA), was climbing through FL300 out of Orlando when the crew reported smoke in the cabin and decided to divert to Tampa,FL (USA). The crew advised that there was smoke in the cabin believed to originate from a LithiumIon battery, the cabin was on oxygen, the flight deck was not on oxygen. Later into the approach the crew advised that there had been an actual fire, the fire was now out. On final approach in contact with tower the crew advised they wanted to taxi the aircraft to the gate and have emergency services board the aircraft at the gate, the fire was out for now. The aircraft landed on Tampa's runway 01L and stopped on the taxiway while a gate was being sorted out. After the gate was assigned the aircraft continued taxi with emergency services in trail, the crew advised the device had been put on ice in the forward lavatory and should be recovered by emergency services from there.

The occurrence aircraft remained on the ground in Tampa for about 6 hours, then continued the flight and reached Phoenix with a delay of about 6:45 hours.

On Feb 5th 2018 the FAA reported a battery fire of a laptop occurred in the cabin, the fire was contained, two people received minor burns and were treated and released.
Incident Facts

Date of incident
Feb 3, 2018

Classification
Incident

Flight number
F9-1883

Aircraft Registration
N221FR

Aircraft Type
Airbus A320

ICAO Type Designator
A320

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