Regional Express (Rex) flight ZL319 operating from Lismore to
Sydney in Australia had an occurrence after landing Friday when a
passenger’s mobile phone started emitting a significant
amount of dense smoke, accompanied by a red glow. The mobile phone
in question appears to be an Apple iPhone (pictured) and has been
handed over to ATSB for analysis.
iPhone From Rex Flight
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.
The matter has been reported to the Australian Transport Safety
Bureau (ATSB) as well as the Civil Aviation Safety Authority (CASA)
for investigation and directions.