iPhone catches fire, forces evacuation of aircraft

iPhone catches fire, forces evacuation of aircraft
If there is going to be a problem on a commercial aircraft, dealing with that problem while the plane is on the ground is preferable to the alternative.

A flight that was preparing to embark on a trip from Tel-Aviv, Israel to Prague, Czech Republic. The 150 or so passengers were boarding and getting settled when one girl opened her purse noticed a problem with her iPhone.

According to witnesses, Yardin Levi’s iPhone 5 was in flames and started spewing smoke throughout the aircraft cabin. As one might imagine, seeing something burst into flames on a plane, flying or not, was not a soothing influence on the passengers, and those that did not see the phone, but saw and smelled the smoke were even more alarmed.

The crew had everyone disembark the plane while officials checked things out. There is one picture from Mr. Blurry-blue-ish-cam, and it does not offer much explanation as to what might have caused the fire. No one was hurt. Yardin had to leave her toasted phone behind in Israel, but everyone was allowed re-board the plane and make the trip to Prague.

source: AndroidPortal.sk



1. Scott93274

Posts: 6040; Member since: Aug 06, 2013

Wonderful, now we can add cell phones to the ever growing lists of things we can no longer bring on planes.

56. neela_akaash

Posts: 1239; Member since: Aug 05, 2014

Today's menu:- Roasted iphone...

63. chunky1x

Posts: 270; Member since: Mar 28, 2010

Things we can no longer bring on board the passenger aircraft: 1. Shampoo 2. Liquid soap 3. Drinks 4. Electronic mobile device with no juice in the battery. 5. Dignity

74. InspectorGadget80 unregistered

Apple should patent iFire sine their phones are exploding everwhere

2. Finalflash

Posts: 4063; Member since: Jul 23, 2013

Hmmmm, that is a unique looking situation there. Probably battery related but if it was in her purse, then the fault wasn't charging it. Can't wait for the final word on this one since the picture looks like the top of the phone exploded, which doesn't make sense.

24. The-Sailor-Man

Posts: 1095; Member since: Mar 25, 2014

Sealed tin can don't let you see if the battery is swollen , or the battery to push out the battery cover. Even if the battery is original.

70. Slammer

Posts: 1515; Member since: Jun 03, 2010

Excellent observation! It is imperative that batteries be visually checked periodically for damage and operation. That is the importance of having access to the most integral part of an electronic device. My guess is that this incident will be a direct issue with an overheated battery. Charging does not need to be initiated in order for a battery to overheat and go into self-destruction. Simple issues as programs still running on a weak or damaged battery can toast the cells. John B.

3. DouchebagWendy

Posts: 15; Member since: Aug 14, 2014

Crispy Apple, yummy :)

5. wilsong17 unregistered

And yet people love to buy those unsafe Ītoys. Smart people

8. Ninetysix

Posts: 2965; Member since: Oct 08, 2012

Oh the irony...LOL

15. Arte-8800

Posts: 4562; Member since: Mar 13, 2014

Apple-based cults may ridicule technologies that take up free-will offerings.

12. keekguy

Posts: 40; Member since: Aug 17, 2014

Two words: Apple sucks

33. darkkjedii

Posts: 31538; Member since: Feb 05, 2011

Two words: Apple is a leading tech company, just like the other big for profit tech companies. All greedy, all money driven, and all producing for low and selling high. That's like a bazillion words, but you get the picture. Wait till it reads this post.

53. RandomUsername

Posts: 808; Member since: Oct 29, 2013

That is more than two words.

58. imMature

Posts: 87; Member since: Sep 04, 2013

His definition of 'words' is kinda different from us. Haha.

13. twens

Posts: 1182; Member since: Feb 25, 2012

Sometimes you guys are so annoying and stupid. Amongst all the million iPhones and galaxies when 1 or 2 catches fire then you guys come here shouting and pointing figures. Aren't you guys old enough to have some common sense??? They are gadgets, a few of them are bound to have issues.

16. Arte-8800

Posts: 4562; Member since: Mar 13, 2014

Mainly Apple products causing the major impact.

57. power_x

Posts: 264; Member since: Aug 28, 2013

Say that to the Galaxy S3 , S4 and S5

67. rawbow

Posts: 428; Member since: Mar 30, 2012

Hey people die right? Not all of em are news.. Robin Williams hit the lights ( god rest his soul) and made news coz he was famous. iPhones are considered newsworthy man.. Just deal with it and move on

18. engineer-1701d unregistered

Wow no Jake_lee it was likely this phone on the plane llol

23. na7noo7

Posts: 278; Member since: Mar 29, 2014

JakeLee was probably crying when this thread was made.

59. Ashoaib

Posts: 3309; Member since: Nov 15, 2013

what jakelee will comment? it is negative for his beloved apple... probably he'll be hidding his face under the pillow or covering with his towel or may be he locked himself in the cupboard or may be he is standing behind the curtain weeping bitterly

61. kassi

Posts: 109; Member since: May 25, 2013

he is standing at the railway station and thinking about jumping or not

77. neela_akaash

Posts: 1239; Member since: Aug 05, 2014

His comment will be "That's not iphone, that's a cheap Chinese replica."

19. joey_sfb

Posts: 6794; Member since: Mar 29, 2012

With non removable battery no chance user be using poorly manufactured third parties battery and yet the iPhone is no less common in fire incidents. They really need better battery procurement and quality check.

30. Ninetysix

Posts: 2965; Member since: Oct 08, 2012

You only think it's common because the press loves to report about Apple all the time. With Android's 90% market share, these incidents are much more common.

52. tech2

Posts: 3487; Member since: Oct 26, 2012

And I am sure you have better coverage then all the media combined to boldly utter such a statement with complete reliability.

64. Ninetysix

Posts: 2965; Member since: Oct 08, 2012

Post #7 and that's only from Samsung. Do you even have common sense?

65. tech2

Posts: 3487; Member since: Oct 26, 2012

lol...back-pedalling now are we ? Post 7 didn't criticize the media ....YOU DID ! Also, you clearly say that press turns blind eye on android and only reports Apple. I merely asked for evidence. P.S: Don't bother replying with rhetoric rant unless you have an actual link claiming your allegations on media.

66. Ninetysix

Posts: 2965; Member since: Oct 08, 2012

The press loves to report on Apple. Read post #39 and multiply that with androids market share. Use some common sense please :)

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