The Crash of UPS Flight 006

Today we focus on the crash of UPS – yes, United Parcel Service of the “What can brown do for you?” fame – Airways Flight 006 in September, 2010, which crashed less than an hour after taking off from Dubai, United Arab Emirates, en route to Cologne, Germany.  The crash, which is not all that well known, has forced changes that impact every single airline passenger every day.

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And as promised, this is the link to the article on HowStuffWorks about lithium battery fires, and here is the burned-out hull of the Boeing 787’s lithium-ion battery based APU (auxiliary power unit):

Boeing 787 APU

Boeing 787 APU

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