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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 140123
Last updated: 27 May 2020
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Date:25-NOV-2011
Time:10:42 LT
Type:Silhouette image of generic SF34 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Saab 340B
Owner/operator:Regional Express (Rex)
Registration: VH-PRX
C/n / msn: 340B-303
Fatalities:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants:
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: None
Category:Incident
Location:Sydney (Kingsford Smith) Airport - YSSY, NSW -   Australia
Phase: Landing
Nature:Domestic Scheduled Passenger
Departure airport:YLIS
Destination airport:YSSY
Investigating agency: ATSB
Narrative:
Regional Express (Rex) flight ZL319 operating from Lismore Airport - YLIS, NSW, to Sydney (Kingsford Smith) Airport - YSSY, NSW, had an occurrence during the landing, when a passengerís iPhone started emitting a significant amount of dense smoke, accompanied by a red glow.
In accordance with company standard safety procedures, the Flight Attendant carried out recovery actions immediately and the red glow was extinguished successfully.

All passengers and crew on board were unharmed.

Sources:

http://news.asiaone.com/News/Latest%2BNews/Science%2Band%2BTech/Story/A1Story20111128-313139.html
http://www.atsb.gov.au/publications/investigation_reports/2011/aair/ao-2011-149.aspx
http://www.rex.com.au/MediaRelease/Files/295_MR20111125%20-%20Mobile%20Phone%20Self%20Combustion.pdf

Accident investigation:
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Investigating agency: ATSB
Status: Investigation completed
Duration:
Download report: Final report


Images:

Photo of VH-PRX courtesy AirHistory.net


Adelaide - International (YPAD / ADL)
14 August 2011; (c) Gavin Hughes

Revision history:

Date/timeContributorUpdates
28-Nov-2011 02:38 harro Added
29-Nov-2011 02:17 RobertMB Updated [Time, Aircraft type, Registration, Location, Departure airport, Destination airport, Narrative]
07-Dec-2011 15:48 FLYINGBROTHER1 Updated [Aircraft type, Departure airport, Destination airport]

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