On 3 January, a Royal Brunei Airlines (RB) Airbus A320neo (V8-RBD) from Hong Kong to Bandar Seri Begawan encountered a problem with a power bank. White smoke filled the cabin, a flight attendant held a cloth in front of her mouth while discharging the fire extinguisher.
Royal Brunei Airlines issued a statement on the incident:
All guests and crews were unharmed and the flight landed in Bandar Seri Begawan safely and as scheduled.
The occurrence aircraft is still on the ground in Brunei about 8.5 hours after landing.
The cabin crews are trained to follow standard operating procedures to handle such incidents professionally and to ensure the safety of the guests at all times.
RB takes the safety of our guests seriously and would like to remind all our guests to observe the “Guide to Dangerous Goods” for checked or carry-on baggage in accordance with the International Air Transport Association (IATA) Dangerous Goods Regulations at www.flyroyalbrunei.com for the safety and security of all onboard RB flights. Should our guests have any questions for the carriage of restricted items, they can contact our call center or their travel agents or visit our website at www.flyroyalbrunei.com