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Airline passenger’s iPhone 6 catches fire mid-flight

The FAA and Alaska Airlines are investigating after a passenger’s iPhone 6 burst into flames during a flight, ABC News reports. Anna Crail claimed she was watching a movie on the phone when flames began shooting out of the device. “All of the sudden there was like 8-inch flames coming out of my phone,” Crail said. “And I flipped it off onto the ground and it got under someone’s seat, and the flames were just getting higher and a bunch of people stood up.”

An Alaska Air spokesman said the phone caught fire while the plane was about 90 minutes from landing in Honolulu, Hawaii, but the flight continued to its destination and no injuries were reported. “The fire was quickly extinguished by our flight attendants, who are trained for situations like these,” the spokesman said. Apple representatives said the company is looking into the incident and has been in touch with the family and the airline. There have been past reports of iPhone batteries igniting from time to time, with one phone said to emit “a significant amount of dense smoke, accompanied by a red glow” aboard a flight in 2011. Several issues with prior iPhones have been blamed on third-party chargers.


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