As smartphones keep getting smaller and flatter, the cases of mobiles catching fire also seems to be on a rise. Reports come from the Middle East, that an iPhone 5s reportedly caught fire on a flight headed to Prague from the Middle East. Luckily the fire was detected while the plane was parked on the terminal and the passengers were evacuated after the flight was aborted.
More than 150 passengers who were on board the flight from the Middle East had to be moved to the terminal building. The flight was at the terminal and was ready to hit the runway when a girl’s mother noticed that she saw fire emanating from her handbag.
The bag immediately caught fire and soon there was panic in the cabin as the smoke began to spread all over. Indeed, this could result with smartphones being banned in flights as the risks clearly seem to over weigh the benefits. In the case of this accident the iPhone was apparently fully charged.
Lucky for the passengers, the plane had not taken off. Else it would have ended up similar to the case of the UPS cargo flight that crashed in Germany with the cause being lithium batteries that caught fire.