In a rare accident, an apple iPhone XR Caught in fire British Airways Boeing 787-9 while the aircraft was in flight after being crushed under a seat, according to a report by the UK’s Air Accidents Investigation Branch released yesterday. The accident happened on October 1, 2020.
The passenger flying from Miami to Heathrow had previously dropped her on the side of her seat. Later, without realizing the incident, she adjusted the seat from a flat reclining position to the conventional 40 minutes before landing, following the announcement from the cabin crew that it was supposed to be the reason iPhone got knocked down. Your extra weight on the seat could also be from the phone cracking.
The announcement had woken the lady, and after changing the seating position, she went into the washroom when a cabin crew asked her if she could “stow away” the sheets while she was not in the seat.
When she tried to do the same, she felt a strong odor and then noticed a charging cable plugged into the seat socket while the other end was wedged in the side of her seat. She described the smell as “sulfur” which supposedly got stronger.
Just as they pointed this out to a cabin crew, they heard a “hissing” sound and a large cloud of gray smoke emanating from the seat in a “tornado” movement. They remembered seeing an orange glow in the seating area among the smoke. ”
The crew members found a red mobile phone in the seat mechanism. “The crew tried to remove the device, but it was jammed. There was very little heat coming from the device. “It says in the report
They unplugged the socket and used fire extinguishers to keep the situation under control. After clearly identifying the source of smoke and verifying that there were no secondary sources of smoke, the pilot decided to continue landing at Heathrow Airport.
The aircraft had 53 passengers and 10 crew members on board. The report adds that the incident did not damage the aircraft or the passengers on board.