Cargo holds can get too hot for lithium batteries, says FAA

10 October 2010

The US Federal Aviation Administration has said that new research has shown that lithium batteries are sensitive to heat and can ignite in-flight if transported in cargo compartments that get too hot, Associated Press has reported. The US regulator also acknowledged publicly for the first time that a UPS 747-400 plane that crashed in Dubai last month killing both pilots was carrying a large quantity of lithium batteries.

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