iPhone Explodes on Australian Flight, Fills Cabin with Smoke
An iPhone exploded Friday on a flight traveling between Lismore and Sydney, Australia, emitting “dense smoke,” according to the folks at Regional Express, The Christian Science Monitor reports.
According to the Monitor, in a press release titled "Mobile Phone Self Combustion," the Australian airline 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."
According to ABC News, this isn’t the first incidence of an exploding Apple product. In 2009, the European Union looked into allegations that various Apple mobile devices had caught fire. More recently, Apple recalled the original Nano music player due to a possible risk of overheating.
Apple has yet to issue a statement concerning Friday’s iPhone explosion.