Apple iPhone 4 catches fire on flight

Apple iPhone 4 catches fire on flightMost mobile-related stories are of little to concern to Joe Average. He couldn’t care less about dual-core processors or the potential impact of Nokia on Windows Phone’s market share.

But every so often a story breaks through to the mainstream media. It’s hats off to Apple in this instance, as everyone’s talking about the magical in-flight flaming iPhone.

The iPhone 4 reportedly began glowing red shortly after the domestic Australian flight landed in Sydney, and filled the cabin with thick black smoke. The cabin crew managed to douse the iPhone 4 before anyone was hurt.

An official statement from Regional Express confirms: “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.

“In accordance with company standard safety procedures, the Flight Attendant carried out recovery actions immediately and the red glow was extinguished successfully.”

The iPhone 4 has been passed to the Australian Transport Safety Bureau and the Civil Aviation Safety Authority for a full investigation.

The self-combusting iPhone 4 arrives just a couple of weeks after Apple recalled first gen iPod Nanos amid fears over flaming batteries.

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Stelph  Nov. 30, 2011 at 11:29

And a free iPhone 4S is on it way to that lucky owner

Andy247  Nov. 30, 2011 at 13:42

In other news, Al-Qaeda infiltrate Foxconn!

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