Air Accident Investigations Branch raises concerns that aircraft equipment powered by the batteries could be vulnerable in report on 2013 blaze

Investigators are calling for a safety review of all lithium battery-powered equipment on planes after a fire on board a parked Boeing 787 Dreamliner at Heathrow, which crew would have struggled to contain in flight, was traced to a tracking device carrying such batteries.

The blaze, on board the empty Ethiopian Airlines jet in July 2013, burned through the fuselage and filled the cabin with acrid smoke while the plane was parked at a remote stand on the runway.

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Source: The Guardian Circular Economy RSS