Aircraft fire safetyМай 16, 2019
Fire safety of aircraft is annually recorded several incidents involving the ignition of lithium batteries or smoke caused by their closure. These cases occur either at airports during loading-unloading operations, or already in the air. According to the Federal Civil Aviation Authority of the United States at the end of January 2018, since 1991, 191 incidents involving the carriage of lithium batteries were recorded.
In 2010, a Boeing 747-400F cargo plane of UPS Airlines, a carrier from Boeing, which returned to the airport of departure shortly after take-off, fell in Dubai. The reason for the return was the fire of several lithium-ion batteries that he was transporting. As a result of burning batteries, heavy smoke has occurred. Due to heavy smoke and errors in the actions of the pilots, the plane crashed when entering the second round after an unsuccessful landing attempt. All members of the crew of the aircraft were killed, and one of them died from burning with poisonous products still in the air.