An Apple iPhone has blown up during a Regional Express airline flight. The Apple combustion occurred on Rex flight ZL319 from Lismore to Sydney after landing, when it started emitting “a significant amount of dense smoke, accompanied by a red glow,” after landing on Friday last.
Ouch: iPhone blows up in the air. Image: Rex
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, Rex confirmed.
The matter has been reported to the Australian Transport Safety Bureau (ATSB) as well as the Civil Aviation Safety Authority for investigation.
No other iPhone was hurt during the incident.
The iPhone and has been handed over to ATSB for analysis.
Regional Express operates mainly in Eastern Australia servicing NSW, Victoria, SA and Qld.