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2006 cargo fire was a precursor to later fatal cargo in-flight fire events

31 Oct 2017
On 7 February 2006, an aircraft was destroyed by fire which the Investigation traced to containers which it was suspected but not proved had been loaded with lithium batteries. This historically significant event serves as a reminder that aviation can be slow to respond to a growing safety threat when there are no fatalities and solutions are expensive and/or difficult. Read more here

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