United B38M at San Diego on Feb 7th 2023, battery fire in cabin

Last Update: February 9, 2023 / 19:45:53 GMT/Zulu time

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Incident Facts

Date of incident
Feb 7, 2023

Classification
Accident

Airline
United

Flight number
UA-2664

Aircraft Registration
N77259

Aircraft Type
Boeing 737-800MAX

ICAO Type Designator
B38M

A United Boeing 737-8 MAX, registration N77259 performing flight UA-2664 from San Diego,CA to Newark,NJ (USA), was climbing out of San Diego's runway 27 when the crew stopped the climb at about 7000 feet due to a passenger's battery pack overheating and igniting. While cabin crew were extinguishing the fire using extinguishers, the flight crew returned the aircraft to San Diego for a safe landing on runway 27 about 10 minutes after departure. 6 people received injuries, 4 of them were taken to a hospital.

San Diego Fire Services reported an external battery pack caught fire, the crew extinguished the fire and placed the item into a special bag.

On Feb 9th 2023 the FAA reported: "AIRCRAFT DEPARTED AND RETURNED TO AIRPORT AS A PASSENGER'S PORTABLE CHARGER CAUGHT ON FIRE, SAN DIEGO, CA.", stated that 4 cabin crew received minor injuries.
Aircraft Registration Data
Registration mark
N77259
Country of Registration
United States
Date of Registration
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Manufacturer
BOEING
Aircraft Model / Type
737-8
Number of Seats
ICAO Aircraft Type
B38M
Year of Manufacture
Serial Number
Aircraft Address / Mode S Code (HEX)
Engine Count
Engine Manufacturer
Engine Model
Engine Type
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Main Owner
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Incident Facts

Date of incident
Feb 7, 2023

Classification
Accident

Airline
United

Flight number
UA-2664

Aircraft Registration
N77259

Aircraft Type
Boeing 737-800MAX

ICAO Type Designator
B38M

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