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Your gadget batteries endanger planes, says Boeing

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Years ago I had a mobile phone battery short and overheat while in my pocket....I was just about able to remove the battery before it caught fire, suffering burnt fingers and groin in the process. If the battery had been fixed in the phone it would have gone up in flames. If that had been on a plane, the consequences would have been catastrophic. You can't stop an electrical fire - unless you have an asbestos box at the ready........

That was just one battery. The hazards of multiple batteries are just horrendous

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