Apple iPhone gets smoking hot on a Regional Express flight to Sydney

Apple iPhone gets smoking hot on a Regional Express flight to Sydney
The local Regional Express airline issued a press release about an accident on its flight ZL319 from Lismore to Sydney with a cell phone starting to emit dense smoke and "red glow" after the plane landed.

Apple iPhone gets smoking hot on a Regional Express flight to Sydney
The flight attendant extinguished the smoke along with the "glow", so nobody got harmed, but the plane was apparently stuck at the tarmac for longer than planned after landing.

Judging from the attached picture of the culprit, it's an iPhone, and the handset has been given to the Australian Transport Safety Bureau for analysis and investigation.

CASA, the Civil Aviation Safety Authority in Australia has been explicitly warning passengers since the summer not to put lithium batteries in checked luggage unprotected, for example, due to the threat of short-circuiting and spontaneous combustion:

"Cabin crew and flight crew are specifically trained in the management and handling of dangerous goods incidents in the aircraft cabin, including those caused by lithium battery fires and can respond quickly if an incident arises," CASA director John McCormick had previously said.

source: RegionalExpress via RegHardware & TheAustralian

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63 Comments

1. Sniggly

Posts: 7305; Member since: Dec 05, 2009

iPhones have no issues, iPhones have no issues, iPhones have no issues... Anyone remember the reports that cropped up in Europe a couple of years ago about iPhone screens exploding?

6. rendHELL

Posts: 304; Member since: Nov 09, 2011

So thats why androids are used by US military... and i guess iphones are used by terrorists??? whoa....

7. SuperAndroidEvo

Posts: 4888; Member since: Apr 15, 2011

Yes I know what you mean, iPhones NEVER have issues. The iPhone 4S has a worse battery than the iPhone 4, & the iPhone 4S does get hot whether people want to admit it or not. BUT again the iPhone NEVER has any issues.

10. XiphiasGladius

Posts: 813; Member since: Aug 21, 2011

It had issues? LOL

18. remixfa

Posts: 14605; Member since: Dec 19, 2008

you know the iphone never has issues. especially WEEKLY issues with iphones.. hey, did anyone call exploding battery for this weeks iphone issue? winner winner chicken dinner, if ya did. we REALLY need to get a side pool going and place weekly bets on what is going to be the next week's issue. lol.

21. SuperAndroidEvo

Posts: 4888; Member since: Apr 15, 2011

lol My guess would be that Siri starts to tell people to f*ck off. Siri can you please tell me the weather? **Siri** Why don't you look outside a$shole. Siri can you read me my text? **Siri** What your eyes don't work? Are you that f*cking lazy?

23. remixfa

Posts: 14605; Member since: Dec 19, 2008

siri with turrets syndrome. I would buy an iphone for that.. lol

35. SuperAndroidEvo

Posts: 4888; Member since: Apr 15, 2011

Wow I would actually be scared of Siri with turrets syndrome. Maybe the iPhone 4S will come alive like Chucky & try to kill my a$s in my sleep. Thanks but no thanks! :-( lol

43. sgogeta4

Posts: 394; Member since: Feb 02, 2011

Tourette's syndrome.

45. SuperAndroidEvo

Posts: 4888; Member since: Apr 15, 2011

You know you are right, I didn't know how to spell it so I spelled it the way of the gun. lol Thanks for looking out. I will never forget now though.

48. remixfa

Posts: 14605; Member since: Dec 19, 2008

lolol that was funny. :)

26. andro.

Posts: 1999; Member since: Sep 16, 2011

You asked what buy or fault might appear with the iphone this week and the phone has duly answered!! Can we get another bug or fault to appear by the weekend coming????

50. matistight

Posts: 927; Member since: May 13, 2009

4S having battery issues? And you, an android user have room to talk? Right. 4S has no battery issues. My girlfriend has a 4S and doesn\'t complain. A girl not complaining? Nearly impossible.

53. rendHELL

Posts: 304; Member since: Nov 09, 2011

At least Android does not explode or smoke or gets red hot.....

58. SuperAndroidEvo

Posts: 4888; Member since: Apr 15, 2011

I have an iPhone 4S. It was given to me & I know for a fact compared to my iPhone 4 which again was given to me, it does have worse battery life. So I guess don't judge a book by its cover!

2. bigboss

Posts: 80; Member since: Oct 26, 2011

Siri,are you hot ?

11. sudhar131998

Posts: 63; Member since: Sep 06, 2011

when the iphone is burning Siri should say "please save me I am on fire" just like it does for other notifications . example of the SIRI advertisement "A message form SANDY CHENG ..... Are we still on for dinner tonight?" P.S Apple if you are reading this you should know that I am not telling that iphone is all bad but Please find some safety measures like updating the flight mode etc...and also load the dialog which I presented so that the customer can be secured alittle bit about the iphone 4S

3. bigboss

Posts: 80; Member since: Oct 26, 2011

Siri, are you smoking?

4. bigboss

Posts: 80; Member since: Oct 26, 2011

Oh!No you are burning. HELP ME.

5. goflet

Posts: 50; Member since: Oct 31, 2011

burn baby burn

8. XiphiasGladius

Posts: 813; Member since: Aug 21, 2011

Makes me sing the Tina Arena\'s song \"I want you to Burn, Burn for me Baby Like an iPhone in the night\"

9. palmguy

Posts: 962; Member since: Mar 22, 2011

I work at a mobile phone store. I had a customer claim her 4s heated up til glass cracked on the back from the inside. She called Apple Care to set an appointment.

12. jacko unregistered

taco wwhheerree aarree yyoouu i thought is**t was perfect lol

13. iKingTrust

Posts: 716; Member since: Jul 27, 2011

Dag I told you the iPhone was hot. Nothing is perfect but the iPhone is close.

14. XiphiasGladius

Posts: 813; Member since: Aug 21, 2011

Thumbin\' you up for makin me chuckle for a few minutes.

15. Cwebb

Posts: 501; Member since: Oct 05, 2011

Is this the magical self-destruct feature Miz wanted?

16. ivanko34

Posts: 617; Member since: Sep 04, 2011

Seriously it could be a big issue during the flight Or if an iphone explodes in someone's pocket Iphones should be banned and stupid patents canceled

17. gallitoking

Posts: 4721; Member since: May 17, 2011

Androud phones also have issues... but nobody cares... they will be 49.99 after 3 months after lanch... if they burned.. talk or never needs chargng... nobody cares..maybe Sniggly if it is a Moto..

19. iamcc

Posts: 1319; Member since: Oct 07, 2011

What? Let's see if I can decipher your post: Android phones also have issues. Nobody denies that. They will be 49.99 3 months after launch. Shucks! I hate affordable phones. If they burned. They don't. Talk or never needs charging. No idea here. Nobody cares. You are correct. Nobody cares. Maybe Sniggly if it is a Moto. No idea here either. Well, I tried.

28. gallitoking

Posts: 4721; Member since: May 17, 2011

old news

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