• search

China: Power bank catches fire in plane, Watch how it was doused

By Vikas
Subscribe to Oneindia News
For Quick Alerts
Subscribe Now
For Quick Alerts
ALLOW NOTIFICATIONS
For Daily Alerts

    A power bank kept in the overhead luggage compartment of a plane went up in flames in Guangzhou, China, on Sunday. The fire was contained within a few minutes after a flight attendant promptly threw bottled water at the flames. Luckily, the plane was still in Guangzhou airport when the power bank caught fire.

    In a video taken by a passenger onboard flight, it can be seen that the fire suddenly erupted from a passenger's bag in the overhead bin. One of the flight attendants immediately threw water on it and shortly afterwards another passenger joined the 'fire fighting' by throwing juice at the burning device.

    According to People's Daily China, the incident happened on a China Southern Airline flight to Shanghai on Sunday. The flight was delayed as the passengers were disembarked from the plane following the incident and allocated a new aircraft, said reports.

    The flight attendant's action of throwing water was criticised on the social media with some asking why a fire extinguisher was not used.

    According to reports, the power bank was not in use when it caught fire. The passenger, who owned the bag with power bank in it, was questioned by the authorities as part of the investigation.

    No one was injured in the incident which took place on board flight CZ3539 of China Southern Airline.

    OneIndia News

    For Breaking News from Oneindia
    Get instant news updates throughout the day.

    X
    We use cookies to ensure that we give you the best experience on our website. This includes cookies from third party social media websites and ad networks. Such third party cookies may track your use on Oneindia sites for better rendering. Our partners use cookies to ensure we show you advertising that is relevant to you. If you continue without changing your settings, we'll assume that you are happy to receive all cookies on Oneindia website. However, you can change your cookie settings at any time. Learn more