The U.S. Federal Aviation Administration has come up with a proposal that bans larger electronic devices, such as laptops, from going onboard international flights in checked bags. The United Nations will be studying the proposal over the coming months.
Lithium-ion batteries could start a fire in a plane’s cargo hold, one that the smaller fire extinguishers on a typical plane may not be able to suppress. At worst, it could “lead to the loss of the aircraft,” according to the proposal as quoted by CNN. Read more