back to article Loose screw caused airplane iPhone ‘fire’

When an iPhone started smoking on a regional flight last November, it was easily enough dealt with: the phone was put in the aisle and extinguished. Now, an incident report completed on Friday, May 4, by the Australian Transport Safety Bureau has identified a dodgy screen replacement as the cause of the flare-up. According to …

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Trollface

Theres a few ideas

Apple branded safety gear - iRextinguisher (pronounced 'ire extinguisher')

Apple branded aircraft - iFly

Apple branded walkways between seats - iSles (pronounced like 'British Isles')

Apple branded airport terminal X-ray machines - iScan

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Silver badge

a superior quality

Device laid low by a second rate repair

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Anonymous Coward

Revenge

Of the Fandriod repairman.

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Anonymous Coward

Turn of all electronic devices

Being an apple user, the pasenger didn't have the brains to understand the safety announcement, "All electronic devices turned off until inside the airport building!!!!"

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FAIL

Re: Turn of all electronic devices

Being an apple user, the pasenger didn't have the brains to understand the safety announcement, "All electronic devices turned off until inside the airport building!!!!"

Where in the article does it say that the phone was on? And how turning it off would have prevented the screw from puncturing and shorting the battery?

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Flame

Well now its its happened once so I'd imagine airlines are already reviewing their security procedures. Wonder how long it will be before all smartphones have to be placed into a fireproof plastic bag and checked through airport security separately, along with all those bottles of non-exploding shampoo and toothpaste?

Next week: all people banned from passenger flights due to spontaneous-combustion concerns.

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Boffin

Ok, who pays for damage then?

If you (as someone quite unauthorized) muck about with you phone in such a way, then it catches fire and causes injury to someone else... you would be liable, wouldn't you?

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