Mobile phone emits smoke on Sydney flight

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    http://news.asiaone.com/News/Latest+News/Science+and+Tech/Story/A1Story20111128-313139.html

    'PHONE ALARM' took on an entirely new meaning when a mobile phone in a passenger's pocket started emitting dense smoke and a red glow, just as his plane was landing at Sydney airport yesterday.

    The 'smoking phone' was in the pocket of a male passenger in a Regional Express (REX) flight from Lismore.

    Sources in the airline, majority owned by Singapore businessmen, told BT yesterday that a male flight attendant who was seated facing the passengers as the flight landed, saw one passenger fretting in his seat and furiously patting his trouser packet. :eek:

    Read More: http://news.asiaone.com/News/Latest+News/Science+and+Tech/Story/A1Story20111128-313139.html
     

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