A Vancouver-bound Air Canada flight departing from Toronto Pearson Airport was delayed Thursday morning after a passenger’s LG Smartphone Caught Fire Onboard Canada Flight.
LG Smartphone Catches Fire Onboard Canada Flight
Air Canada official revealed that flight AC101 was about to depart around 7 a.m. when a passenger’s cellphone started to burn. As soon as fire broke out, it was extinguished by in-flight crew members and there was no damage to the aircraft.
A traveler on flight, Julia Cockreill expressed her views:
Exciting start to Vancouver flight. A woman’s cell phone just caught on fire just prior to take off
They had to put out the small fire, take her off for burns to her hands and clean up the plane. It was quite smelly so doors were opened and finally our row and some others were replaced. I think it will be about an hour’s delay. Glad it happened on the ground!!!
A female passenger suffered minor injuries. She was treated by emergency services personnel before walking off the plane and taken to hospital. Thanks to efficient fire extinguishers, otherwise Burning LG mobile could have done more harm.
A spokesperson for LG Canada said that:
The company is aware of the incident.
Alissa Liotti GC, Canada said
“consumer and product safety is a top priority. We take these claims very seriously and are in the process of gathering information in order to determine what may have occurred with this particular device.
Police responded and determined there wasn’t any criminal wrongdoing in relation to the phone catching fire. It is unclear how the LG smartphone caught fire. But it has left very bad impact on LG brand. Previously Samsung was in news as its devices set on fire and burnt many people. This is for sure objectionable and proper precautionary measures should be taken by LG electronics, to prevent such thing from happening again.