In flight fire on a Boeing 747 involving a smart phone.
The Australian Transport Safety Bureau (ATSB) is investigating an in-flight fire involving a Qantas Boeing 747, VH-OJS, near Los Angeles International Airport, United States, on 21 June 2016.
During cruise, a passenger’s mobile phone became trapped in a seat reclining mechanism. As the seat moved, the phone was crushed resulting in a fire.
The fire was extinguished by the cabin crew.
As part of the investigation, the ATSB will gather information from the aircraft operator.
A report will be released within several months.