Video footage has emerged of a power bank in a passenger’s bag catching fire on a China Southern flight today from Guangzhou to Shanghai (CZ3539). Passengers noticed some smoke coming from the overhead bin, and then a crew member and a passenger worked to extinguish the fire using bottled water and juice (which seems like a strange method to use, though it works surprisingly well).
There was no further damage to the aircraft and no one was injured, though the flight was delayed by a few hours, as the airline got a replacement aircraft. While fires unfortunately aren’t (that) uncommon, what makes this interesting is that there’s a video of the incident, which you don’t often see. Here it is:
Power bank fire on board China Southern CZ3539, Feb 25 2018.😱😱 pic.twitter.com/cby6E62qRv
— ChinaAviationReview (@ChinaAvReview) February 25, 2018
Thank goodness the fire was detected so quickly, and on the ground.
You can find mode on the story on Channel News Asia.
(Tip of the hat to @pir8z40)