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Taking my TV to Calgary.

Old Aug 17th 2021, 7:54 am
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Originally Posted by dbd33
"So far this year the Federal Aviation Administration has reported at least 18 incidents involving lithium-ion batteries on airplanes and in airports, and there were 31 incidents in 2016."

Firstly, these incidents include airports, not just aeroplanes. There's no suggestion that batteries are more likely to do anything when included in checked baggage.

Secondly, in 2016, there were about 35,000,000 flights. Suppose there were 100 passengers on each flight and each of them carried 3 batteries. My calculator has exploded but 18/(35,000,000*100*3) is not a big number.

https://www.statista.com/statistics/...er-of-flights/

Thirdly, there's no suggestion in the article that anything happened in consequence of these incidents. They aren't plane crashes or passenger deaths.

All in all, it's like considering the placement of one's ball point pen during a flight, where is it less likely to leak or explode or whatever might happen to it.
I wasn't suggesting that I thought there were fatal consequences or anything, old boy... - I'm merely suggesting these sort of publications/news stories are where another poster may have got information and become concerned by.
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Old Aug 17th 2021, 10:30 am
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Originally Posted by Siouxie
I wasn't suggesting that I thought there were fatal consequences or anything, old boy... - I'm merely suggesting these sort of publications/news stories are where another poster may have got information and become concerned by.
Fair enough, I would not want my battery to catch fire and singe my laundry,
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