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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  1. MrZoolook
    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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    2. LarsG

      a superior quality

      Device laid low by a second rate repair

    3. Anonymous Coward
      Anonymous Coward

      Revenge

      Of the Fandriod repairman.

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  4. Anonymous Coward
    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!!!!"

    1. kns2c
      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?

  5. DarrenJ
    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.

  6. Wombling_Free
    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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