Rising number of lithium battery incidents on airplanes worry pilots, flight attendants

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Article written by Stephen Stock, Amy Corral, Jose Sanchez, Dilcia Mercedes, via https://www.cbsnews.com

The FAA verifies the number of lithium-Ion battery fires jumped more 42% in the last five years.
In in one demonstration, the burning lithium-ion battery supplied its own fuel to the flames as the cell burns out of control — underwater!
“I saw smoke,” flight attendant Christopher Lee said of another incident involving a lithium-ion battery on a flight he was working a couple of months ago.
“When folks check in their bags, they’re asked, ‘Do you have any lithium batteries or e-cigarettes?’
One group is trying to do more by doing something different when it comes to lithium batteries.

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