Lithium batteries may see future airplane ban

08/28/2006 | DC Velocity magazine

The NTSB held a two-day hearing last month to discuss whether lithium on batteries, which are commonly used in laptop computers, were responsible for a fire on a UPS cargo plane in February. Regarding the possibility of bans being placed on such devices, a lawyer specializing in hazmat transportation said, "It appears to me that the NTSB might make some kind of recommendation on restricting air transportation of electronics, both on passenger and cargo planes."

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