Lithium-ion battery pack catches on fire onboard Sri Lankan Airlines flight

On the 30th of July, Sri Lankan Airlines flight UL166 was nearing top of descent into Colombo when smoke was observed, coming from an overhead locker in the main passenger cabin. The flight crew declared an emergency while the cabin crew opened the locker and found a bag inside was emitting the smoke.

4R-ALB pictured at London Heathrow©Przemyslaw Burdzinsk

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