This is a very rare case and this happens once in a life time or we can say that this type of incidents happen once in a blue moon. You might be hearing this incident for the first time but this is not the first time for me to hear about some Apple product going on Fire during Flight. The first case I ever saw was of an iPod Touch which went on flames during flight and no harm was made.
Although, Apple has got some temperature restrictions for its products but what to do when something starts to happen to its products in the given temperature. This Apple hasn’t told any one. Unfortunately last week on Black Friday, 25th November, Australian flight Regional Express ZL319 faced an incident that a passenger’s iPhone 4 started to emit some sort of defense smoke accompanied by red glow. Luckily no one was harmed on the flight.
According to Regional Express’s report the incident occurred when the flight ZL319 going from Lismore-to-Sydney, the plane was landing when the incident occurred.
In accordance with company standard safety procedures, the Flight Attendant carried out recovery actions immediately and the red glow was extinguished successfully.
After the red glow was extinguished successfully and the plane landed, then the matter was handed over to Australian Transport Safety Bureau (ATSB). The report from them is still pending on what have particularly caused this iPhone to get heat up and show up with flames.
Where as The Next Web reports:
Whilst reports are few and far between, iPhone owners have shared experiences of their handsets exploding when in use. Similar to this story, users have noticed the handset running very hot before exploding.
In device teardowns, the iPhone 4 has been shown to house a battery just below the case on the right-hand side of the device. Given the heat of the phone and the smoke, it would appear the battery could be at fault.
If you can see the image above, so you can clearly see that the spot appeared on the back side of iPhone 4 which is supposingly the place for battery. The iPhone 4 battery might be damaged or the person might have replaced the battery with the original one. If the battery was the original one by Apple, then it might have to face some charges for shipping the defected piece.
Till now nothing can be said on this case because the decision is still pending. We know that iPhone 4 got some serious heating issues and sometimes when you open the camera of iPhone 4, it says to let the iPhone cool down before you can proceed.Our personal advice for you people over the iPhone 4 extreme heating is to turn it off and let it cool down and contact your nearest Apple Store to acknowledge them about the problem.