An iPhone 4 seemingly decided it does not want to work anymore and spontaneously caught fire while its owner was aboard a flight last Friday in Australia.
According to Regional Express, an Australian airline, the iPhone 4 started to produce “significant amounts of dense smoke, accompanied by a red glow”.
The Regional Express flight has just landed in Sydney when the incident with the spontaneously-combusting iPhone 4 happened.
In a press release the airline has sent out, it said:
Regional Express (Rex) flight ZL319 operating from Lismore to Sydney today had an occurrence after landing, when a passenger’s mobile phone started emitting a significant amount of dense smoke, accompanied by a red glow.
In accordance with company standard safety procedures, the Flight Attendant carried out recovery actions immediately and the red glow was extinguished successfully.
All passengers and crew on board were unharmed.
According to the airline, the iPhone 4 fire incident has been forwarded to the Australian Transport Safety Bureau and the Civil Aviation Safety Authority “for investigation and directions.”Via Regional Express