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SriLankan Airlines Plane Makes Safe Landing After Lithium Battery Catches Fire Mid-Air

SriLankan Airlines flight UL-166 made an emergency landing in Colombo, Sri Lanka, on July 30th.

The Airbus A330-200 plane flying from Kochi, India, declared an emergency after smoke was noticed emanating from a bag carrying a Lithium Ion battery and two mobile phones.

The crew discharged fire extinguishers into the bag while the plane continued for a safe landing.

All two hundred and two people aboard remained unharmed.

American Airlines Plane Diverts to Shannon Airport

American EagleAmerican Airlines flight AA-141 had to divert and make an emergency landing at Shannon Airport, Ireland, on June 16th.

The Boeing 777-200, en-route from Heathrow Airport, United Kingdom, to John F. Kennedy International Airport, New York, was diverted after the crew reported a battery discharge issue.

The plane landed safely. All 100 people aboard remained unhurt.

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