Lufthansa B748 near Chicago on Dec 26th 2022, laptop fire

Last Update: December 27, 2022 / 19:23:59 GMT/Zulu time

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Incident Facts

Date of incident
Dec 26, 2022

Classification
Accident

Airline
Lufthansa

Flight number
LH-457

Aircraft Registration
D-ABYJ

Aircraft Type
Boeing 747-8

ICAO Type Designator
B748

A Lufthansa Boeing 747-8, registration D-ABYJ performing flight LH-457 from Los Angeles,CA (USA) to Frankfurt/Main (Germany), was enroute at FL350 about 220nm northwest of Chicago,IL (USA) when the crew decided to divert to Chicago reporting a passenger laptop had caught fire in the cabin. During the approach the crew advised the laptop fire was out. The aircraft landed safely on O'Hare's runway 28C about 55 minutes after leaving FL350.

The airline reported the aircraft diverted as a precaution after an overheated passenger laptop caused a small fire in the cabin, the fire was out by the time of landing. Two flight attendants needed to be treated for smoke inhalation. The passengers are being rebooked onto other flights.

The aircraft remained on the ground in Chicago for about 4 hours, then departed as flight LH-9925 to Frankfurt.
Incident Facts

Date of incident
Dec 26, 2022

Classification
Accident

Airline
Lufthansa

Flight number
LH-457

Aircraft Registration
D-ABYJ

Aircraft Type
Boeing 747-8

ICAO Type Designator
B748

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