United A320 near Daytona Beach on Feb 26th 2020, battery charger discharges itself

Last Update: February 26, 2020 / 22:34:41 GMT/Zulu time

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Incident Facts

Date of incident
Feb 26, 2020

Classification
Incident

Airline
United

Flight number
UA-1456

Destination
Nassau, Bahamas

Aircraft Registration
N437UA

Aircraft Type
Airbus A320

ICAO Type Designator
A320

A United Airbus A320-200, registration N437UA performing flight UA-1456 from Newark,NJ (USA) to Nassau (Bahamas), was enroute at FL360 about 140nm east of Daytona Beach,FL (USA) when the crew decided to divert to Daytona Beach due a passenger's battery charger suffering from a thermal runaway emitting heat, smoke and fire in the passenger's bag. Cabin crew extinhguished and secured the device while the flight crew landed the aircraft safely in Daytona Beach about 30 minutes later.

Daytona Beach Airport reported the battery charger caught fire, the fire was contained within the passenger's bag. Cabin crew put the bag into a fire retardant container.

The aircraft departed Daytona Beach after about 70 minutes on the ground and reached Nassau with a delay of 2 hours.
Incident Facts

Date of incident
Feb 26, 2020

Classification
Incident

Airline
United

Flight number
UA-1456

Destination
Nassau, Bahamas

Aircraft Registration
N437UA

Aircraft Type
Airbus A320

ICAO Type Designator
A320

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