Burning battery pack apparently forced Virgin flight’s emergency landing
A Virgin Atlantic flight had to make an emergency landing Thursday night after a passenger’s seat burst into flames. The fire was apparently caused by a portable battery pack. Cheaply made batteries have been linked to similar incidents in the past, which is why it’s usually advisable to stick with a recognizable name if one is investing in a backup battery, such as from Anker
WOW I just made a trip with my PC 26800+ and no problems at all.
This is what happens when you use cheap baterypacks in addition to it getting stuck and wedged between the seats.
Lol I don’t understand why so many people want to cheap out smh. Just buy a quality Powerbank and spend $30
Cheaply made powerbanks haven’t been the only lithium cells going up in flames mid flight.
Seems like something about flying makes lithium cells more unstable.
In 2013, the second year of service for the Boeing 787 Dreamliner, a widebody jet airliner, several aircraft suffered from electrical system problems stemming from its lithium-ion batteries. Incidents included an electrical fire aboard an All Nippon Airways 787 and a similar fire found by maintenance workers on a parked Japan Airlines 787 at Boston's Logan International Airport. The United States Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) ordered a review into the design and manufacture of the Boein...
Hope airlines do not bring some new restrictions on carrying battery backup / power banks
Wow, I’d hate to be the person sitting next to that person. That would be super scary. I hope that this doesn’t cause the airlines to ban power banks on board.
Power Banks spontaneously combusting on flights seems to be a regular occurrence. I doubt this incident will change anything.
Will be taking a couple of my anker powerbanks on the flight next month for myself and kids
Well said. Can’t stand the cheap £1/$1 crap from the high street. Any cheap dangerous branded accessories should be banned!
I’m going to be flying. soon. Does anyone know if planes have a limit of the mAh capacity that you can carry onto a plane? If there is one?
I just got a 15,000 Powercore and want to make sure I can take it.
Lithium-ion battery acceptance by Watt-hour (Wh):
Less than 100 Wh – Unlimited quantity in carry-on bag
100 - 160 Wh – 2 spares in carry-on bag
160 - 300 Wh – Contact the airlines in advance
Below is the the web URL from US Department of Transportation for hazardous items
people don’t know any better. My parents still buy them every once in a while even though I purchased Anker power banks for them. They said they forgot and found a cheap one at the store…