Germania Flug A321 at Pristina on Jun 14th 2017, unruly battery

Last Update: June 16, 2017 / 18:48:04 GMT/Zulu time

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Incident Facts

Date of incident
Jun 14, 2017

Classification
Incident

Flight number
GM-3225

Aircraft Registration
HB-JOI

Aircraft Type
Airbus A321

ICAO Type Designator
A321

A Germania Flug Airbus A321-200, registration HB-JOI performing flight GM-3225 from Pristina (Kosovo) to Zurich (Switzerland), was climbing through FL110 out of Pristina when the crew declared emergency and stopped the climb reporting a phone battery was emitting smoke. While cabin crew dealt with the phone, the flight crew returned the aircraft to Pristina for a safe landing about 15 minutes after departure. Emergency services secured the phone.

The aircraft remained on the ground for about 100 minutes, then departed again and reached Zurich with a delay of one hour 50 minutes.

Passengers reported a plume of smoke was rising, cabin crew discharged fire extinguishers onto the battery.

The airline reported the battery was transported separately from the mobile phone.
Aircraft Registration Data
Registration mark
HB-JOI
Country of Registration
Switzerland
Date of Registration
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Certification Basis
Airworthyness Category
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Legal Basis
TCDS Ident. No.
Manufacturer
AIRBUS S.A.S.
Aircraft Model / Type
A321-211
ICAO Aircraft Type
A321
Year of Manufacture
Serial Number
Aircraft Address / Mode S Code (HEX)
Max. Operational Passenger Seating Capacity (MOPSC), indicative
Minimum Crew
Maximum Take off Mass (MTOM) [kg]
Engine Count
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Incident Facts

Date of incident
Jun 14, 2017

Classification
Incident

Flight number
GM-3225

Aircraft Registration
HB-JOI

Aircraft Type
Airbus A321

ICAO Type Designator
A321

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