An Apple iPhone has spontaneously combusted while its owner was on an internal flight to Sydney, the Regional Express airline has confirmed.
The flight from Lismore has already landed 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 dealt with the smoking smartphone. The report said that no one was hurt in the incident.
The airline said that the matter hs been reported to the Australian Transport Safety Bureau (ATSB) as well as the Civil Aviation Safety Authority (CASA) for investigation and directions.