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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New Zealand Woman dies after being knocked to the ground by jet blast at St Maarten

A 57 year old woman from New Zealand has died from her serious injuries after she was knocked over by the jet blast from a departing Boeing 737 at Princess Juliana Int’l Airport, on the island of St Maarten.

A Delta Airlines Boeing 757 arriving over Maho Beach ©SELZERE Christophe

The woman was witnessed clinging to the chain link airport perimeter fence along the famous Maho Beach, before she was blown backwards by the power of two CFM International CFM56-7B turbofan engines.

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