Alaska B739 near Columbus on Aug 2nd 2020, battery running away

Last Update: August 3, 2020 / 13:20:58 GMT/Zulu time

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Incident Facts

Date of incident
Aug 2, 2020

Classification
Incident

Flight number
AS-29

Aircraft Registration
N285AK

Aircraft Type
Boeing 737-900

ICAO Type Designator
B739

An Alaska Airlines Boeing 737-900, registration N285AK performing flight AS-29 from Newark,NJ to San Francisco,CA (USA), was enroute at FL360 about 40nm east of Columbus,OH (USA) when the battery of a passenger's laptop suffered a thermal runaway. Flight attendants extinguished the fire and secured the device while the flight crew diverted the aircraft to Columbus, requested emergency services on stand by for the arrival and landed the aircraft safely on runway 28L about 25 minutes later.

A passenger reported the aircraft made an unscheduled stop at Columbus due to thermal runaway of a laptop on board.

The aircraft remained on the ground for about 2.5 hours and reached San Francisco with a delay of 3 hours.
Aircraft Registration Data
Registration mark
N285AK
Country of Registration
United States
Date of Registration
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Manufacturer
BOEING
Aircraft Model / Type
737-900ER
Number of Seats
ICAO Aircraft Type
B739
Year of Manufacture
Serial Number
Aircraft Address / Mode S Code (HEX)
Engine Count
Engine Manufacturer
Engine Model
Engine Type
Pounds of Thrust
Main Owner
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Incident Facts

Date of incident
Aug 2, 2020

Classification
Incident

Flight number
AS-29

Aircraft Registration
N285AK

Aircraft Type
Boeing 737-900

ICAO Type Designator
B739

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