Regional Express has announced an incident in which an iPhone 4 self combusted on a plane traveling from Lismore to Sydney. No one onboard was harmed, and the handset in question has been handed over to the ATSB for analysis. Read full press release after the cut.
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.
The matter has been reported to the Australian Transport Safety Bureau (ATSB) as well as the Civil Aviation Safety Authority (CASA) for investigation and directions.
The mobile phone in question appears to be an Apple iPhone and has been handed over to ATSB for analysis.
Source:- Regional Express