$1.1m record ‘fine’ after lithium battery air cargo blaze

Aviation regulators in the USA have imposed a record fine of US$1.1 million after lithium ion batteries burst into flames and destroyed a FedEx truck – shortly after being carried on an aircraft – it is claimed. The alleged fire-blazing violation of hazardous air cargo rules came despite prior warnings issued to the shipper by the US Department of Transportation’s Federal Aviation Administration.

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