Joshua Schnell, November 28, 2011
What’s a flight attendant to do when an iPhone decides to ignore the no smoking signs and spark one mid-flight? On a flight from Lismore to Sydney, Australia, an iPhone spontaneously self-combusted, and began exhaling its dense smoke into the crowd. Get this, the phone even had a nice red
ember, err, glow going on according to eye-witness accounts.
A press release from Regional Express indicates:
[quote]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.[/quote]
Luckily the almost-fire started once the plan had landed. Listen, iPhones need their nicotine fix too, even after their short flights. Let’s not judge, okay?Follow @macgasm