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Another reason to switch off your phone on the plane: iPhone goes up in smoke on Aussie plane

SYDNEY - An airline passenger's iPhone started glowing red and filling the cabin with smoke last week, prompting an investigation by aviation safety officials in Australia. The incident happened last Friday just after the Regional Express flight touched down in Sydney from Lismore. The airline said in a statement that the phone "started emitting a significant amount of dense smoke, accompanied by a red glow". A flight attendant was able to extinguish the smartphone fire and no crew members or passengers were hurt, the airline said. Regional Express said the item was an Apple iPhone but did not specify whether it was an iPhone 4 or the newly-released iPhone 4S. A spokesman for the Australian Transport and Safety Bureau (ATSB) confirmed yesterday that it is investigating the incident and they are in possession of the damaged iPhone. Incidents of self-combusting iPhones have ...

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