Lithium batteries ’caused UPS freighter blaze’

The UAE General Civil Aviation Authority (GCAA) released its final report on the crash which killed two UPS 747 freighter pilots near Dubai on 3 September 2010. While not pinpointing the origin of the fateful blaze, it found that the ensuing fire was promulgated by lithium batteries and that smoke-detection equipment took too long to alert the crew. The FedEx Master Executive Council (MEC), which represents pilots at that express carrier and ... [+]

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