Delta B764 near Manchester on Sep 25th 2016, tablet battery thermal runaway
Last Update: September 26, 2016 / 13:00:36 GMT/Zulu time
The aircraft remained on the ground in Manchester for about 2.5 hours, then continued the journey and reached Amsterdam with a delay of 3 hours.
The airline reported the aircraft diverted to Manchester due to smoke in the cabin. Maintenance crew quickly identified the source and the aircraft was able to continue the journey.
A passenger reported that smoke was emanating from a premium class seat prompting the crew to divert to Manchester. The aircraft landed and taxied to the apron. Maintenance personnel found a Samsung tablet computer under the seat, invisible to passengers and cabin crew, the tablet had suffered a thermal runaway. It is presumed the tablet was lost by a passenger on the previous sectors flown by the aircraft.
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