Malindo B738 enroute on Oct 24th 2015, e-cigarette inadvertently activated
Last Update: October 26, 2015 / 16:57:51 GMT/Zulu time
Kuala Lumpur police added that the Malindo flight, a Boeing 737-800, departed Kota Kinabalu at about 18:45L and landed in Kuala Lumpur at 20:44L, the passenger lodged a complaint with police shortly afterwards. Malindo Air did not report/confirm such an occurrence however.
Malindo flight OD-1003, a Boeing 737-800 registration 9M-LNS, departed Kota Kinabalu at 17:10L and landed in Kuala Lumpur at 19:15L, flight OD-1005, Boeing 737-800 registration 9M-LNM, departed Kota Kinabalu at 19:15L and landed in Kuala Lumpur at 21:30L.
Air Asia flight AK-5133, an Airbus A320-200 registration 9M-AJK departed Kota Kinabalu at 18:38L and landed in Kuala Lumpur at 20:44L, matching the police report's times. According to Air Asia's website their A320s do not feature inflight entertainment systems however.
On Oct 26th 2015 Malindo Air confirmed the incident happened on their flight OD-1003 when the device caught fire at 18:02L, cabin crew took immediate action and contained the situation. The flight continued to Kuala Lumpur. The passenger received superficial burns and was taken to a hospital after landing.
On Oct 26th 2015 Kuala Lumpur's Police added, that after interviewing the passenger they decided that the occurrence was not a criminal act but negligence on the part of the passenger owning the vape, as the case is thus not under police jurisdiction police proceedings have been aborted.
Malaysia's DGCA are conducting an internal investigation to establish, whether ICAO rules have been complied with, that demand that no battery powered electronic smoking devices, including e-cigarettes, are permitted in checked luggage, prohibits the recharging of such devices in flight and requires batteries are removed from such devices and stored in safe storage in the aircraft cabin.
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