France A320 at Paris on Nov 2nd 2022, electronic cigarette on fire on short final

Last Update: November 17, 2022 / 17:50:20 GMT/Zulu time

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Incident Facts

Date of incident
Nov 2, 2022

Classification
Accident

Airline
Air France

Flight number
AF-9421

Departure
Malaga, Spain

Aircraft Registration
F-HEPJ

Aircraft Type
Airbus A320

ICAO Type Designator
A320

An Air France Airbus A320-200, registration F-HEPJ performing flight AF-9421 from Malaga,SP (Spain) to Paris Charles de Gaulle (France), was on final approach to CDG's runway 26L when the lithium battery of a passenger's electronic cigarette caught fire. Cabin crew intervened. The aircraft continued for a landing without further incident.

The French BEA reported on Nov 17th 2022 that cabin crew used the dedicated kit when the Lithium battery of a passenger's e-cigarette caught fire during final approach, one person received serious injuries. The BEA opened an investigation.

The occurrence aircraft returned to service about 18 hours after landing.
Incident Facts

Date of incident
Nov 2, 2022

Classification
Accident

Airline
Air France

Flight number
AF-9421

Departure
Malaga, Spain

Aircraft Registration
F-HEPJ

Aircraft Type
Airbus A320

ICAO Type Designator
A320

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