iPhone explodes on a flight into Sydney, reportedly filling the cabin with smoke. Battery problems happen, but a "red glow"? Not good.
We all know the iPhone has had its fair share of battery issues. And even some death grip problems. But this is one for the record books: On November 25, a passenger on an Australian flight, traveling between the city of Lismore and the city of Sydney, looked down to find his iPhone 4 had exploded, and was currently emitting plumes of "dense smoke."
So say the folks at Regional Express, a major Australian airline. In a press release with the completely wonderful title of "Mobile Phone Self Combustion," Regional Express said the situation was quickly brought under control by a flight attendant.
"Regional Express 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," the release read. "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."