Authorities at a US airport say a passenger's carry-on bag ignited as it was going through a security checkpoint. The Yeager Airport in Charleston, West Virginia says two lithium batteries attached to a charger in the bag caused a small explosion. Airport Director Terry Sayre said passengers should review Transportation Security Administration regulations regarding prohibited and regulated items before flying. The airport says in a news release that lithium batteries with more than 100 watt hours may be allowed in carry-on bags with airline approval but are limited to two spare batteries per passenger. READ MORE:* The oddest things in travellers' luggage* An unlikely star of social media: Airport securityRUPTLY Smoke begins billowing from a bag at a security checkpoint at a Georgia airport.
Source: Stuff June 13, 2019 02:37 UTC