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BA Flight Diverts to Siberia due to Smoking Smartphone

By George Hatcher

British Airways flight BA18 had to divert and make an emergency landing in Irkutsk city of Siberia, Russia, on August 21. The Boeing 787 Dreamliner, en-route from South Korea’s Incheon International Airport to London’s Heathrow airport, was diverted after a passengers’ smartphone began emitting smoke due to a ‘thermal runaway’. The plane landed uneventfully.... »

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