FAA Warns Air Cargo Cos. About Lithium Batteries

Law360, New York (October 11, 2010, 4:27 PM EDT) -- The Federal Aviation Administration is warning air cargo carriers to store lithium metal batteries in cargo holds with backup fire suppression equipment, following the discovery that the batteries present a significant fire and explosion risk.

The safety alert for operators, issued Friday, comes in the wake of a Sept. 3 crash of a United Parcel Service of America Inc. cargo jet in the United Arab Emirates. While the cause of Flight 006's crash has yet to be determined, the plane was carrying a “large quantity” of...
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