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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 229083
Last updated: 24 November 2021
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Time:c. 15:00 UTC
Type:Silhouette image of generic B789 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Boeing 787-9 Dreamliner
Owner/operator:Etihad Airways
Registration: A6-BLA
MSN: 39646/229
Fatalities:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants:
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: None
Location:West of Ireland -   Atlantic Ocean
Phase: En route
Nature:Passenger - Scheduled
Departure airport:Abu Dhabi International Airport (AUH/OMAA)
Destination airport:Houston-George Bush Intercontinental Airport, TX (IAH/KIAH)
Etihad Airways flight EY131 from Abu Dhabi to Washington, D.C. diverted to Dublin, Ireland following a thermal runaway of a lithium battery of a passengerís tablet device.
The situation was managed swiftly by the crew and the aircraft landed safely in Dublin at 16:34 UTC. The device was removed and the aircraft continued to its destination two hours later.



Photo of A6-BLA courtesy

London - Heathrow (EGLL / LHR)
22 April 2021; (c) John Smitherman

Revision history:

17-Sep-2019 09:57 harro Added

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