Lithium batteries can catch fire or explode if they are faulty, abused or not manufactured to international standards. Shipments of undeclared lithium batteries would not be subjected to the normal aviation safety checks and handling procedures and so may be inadvertently carried on board passenger aircraft.
The carriage by passengers of lithium batteries (which are not contained in equipment) within checked baggage presents a higher hazard than carriage in the cabin, where crew members are able to deal with a fire should one occur.
EPAS requires that: Safety Issue shall be
addressed by the Member States on their State Safety Programmes.
This will include as a minimum agreeing a set of actions and
measuring their effectiveness. EPAS
requires that Member States will develop a safety leaflet to inform general
aviation pilots on the risks involved in transporting dangerous goods.
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