iPhone explodes on Sydeny flight
iPhone explodes on Sydeny flight

An iPhone sparked a scare when it appeared to start to self-combust on a plane in Sydney.

Regional Express says the passenger's device, believed to be an iPhone 4, started to emit a "significant amount of dense smoke, accompanied by a red glow" after landing.

A flight attendant extinguished the "glow" and no one on board flight ZL319 was hurt.

The Saab 340 turboprop had flown from Lismore.

The incident, which occurred last Friday, has been reported to the Australian Transport Safety Bureau and the Civil Aviation Safety Authority, according to the airline.

The phone was handed to the bureau for analysis.

Regional Express (Rex) is Australia's biggest independent regional airline and operates a fleet of more than 40 Saab 340 turboprop aircraft on some 1300 weekly flights to 36 destinations throughout NSW, Victoria, Tasmania, South Australia and Queensland.

The West Australian

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