Canadian investigators have revealed that a passenger power bank caught fire on a Lufthansa Airbus A380 after getting caught in an aircraft seat mechanism earlier this month. The A380-800, registered D-AIMI, was operating flight DLH440 from Frankfurt to Houston George Bush Intercontinental on Aug. 2, carrying 486 passengers and 24 crew members. During cruise through Canadian airspace, approximately 260nm north east of Montreal, heavy electrical smoke/fire was reported under seat ...

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