Delta B764 near Manchester on Sep 25th 2016, tablet battery thermal runaway

Last Update: September 26, 2016 / 13:00:36 GMT/Zulu time

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Incident Facts

Date of incident
Sep 25, 2016

Classification
Incident

Flight number
DL-138

Aircraft Registration
N830MH

Aircraft Type
Boeing 767-400

ICAO Type Designator
B764

A Delta Airlines Boeing 767-400, registration N830MH performing flight DL-138 (dep Sep 24th) from Detroit,MI (USA) to Amsterdam (Netherlands), was enroute at FL330 about 60nm east of Manchester,EN (UK) when the crew decided to turn around and divert to Manchester reporting smoke in the cabin. The aircraft landed safely on Manchester's runway 23R about 20 minutes later. Maintenance crews located a tablet computer was found entangled with the seat, the tablet had suffered a thermal runaway.

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.
Aircraft Registration Data
Registration mark
N830MH
Country of Registration
United States
Date of Registration
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BOEING
Aircraft Model / Type
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Number of Seats
ICAO Aircraft Type
B764
Year of Manufacture
Serial Number
Aircraft Address / Mode S Code (HEX)
Engine Count
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Main Owner
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Incident Facts

Date of incident
Sep 25, 2016

Classification
Incident

Flight number
DL-138

Aircraft Registration
N830MH

Aircraft Type
Boeing 767-400

ICAO Type Designator
B764

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