Incendiary iPhone Scares Airline Passengers
Over 160 passengers on an Alaska Air were startled when a young womans' iPhone 6 began emitting flames during a flight above the Pacific Ocean en route to Hawaii. Luckily, the flames were extinguished quickly and the plane landed without further problems.
Alaska Air says its crews are trained for this type of situation and the fire was quickly put out. Aviation expert John Nance said while most airlines have banned hoverboards because of fire danger, there's very little concern of that happening with cell phones.
"First of all, it would have to be an occurrence on a daily basis before that would ever be tolerated by the flying public," Nance said. "This is not the sort of situation where you have a hoverboard in the overhead, or stuffed in baggage, which is a big concern. The iPhones are almost universal on your person or right by you, so this is not something that's not going to be discovered until it's a problem."Komonews