British Airways A388 enroute on Apr 1st 2018, iPad caught fire

Last Update: April 12, 2018 / 15:18:02 GMT/Zulu time

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Incident Facts

Date of incident
Apr 1, 2018

Classification
Incident

Flight number
BA-268

Aircraft Registration
G-XLEK

Aircraft Type
Airbus A380-800

ICAO Type Designator
A388

A British Airways Airbus A380-800, registration G-XLEK performing flight BA-268 (dep Mar 31st) from Los Angeles,CA (USA) to London Heathrow,EN (UK), was enroute when a passenger's iPad caught fire prompting cabin crew to extinguish the fire, cool the device down and secure it. The aircraft continued the journey to London for a safe landing.

The AAIB reported "Passenger iPad caught fire; extinguished by cabin crew", rated the occurrence a serious incident and opened an investigation.
Incident Facts

Date of incident
Apr 1, 2018

Classification
Incident

Flight number
BA-268

Aircraft Registration
G-XLEK

Aircraft Type
Airbus A380-800

ICAO Type Designator
A388

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