Woman’s Phone Catches Fire While On A Plane

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A passenger was injured during a Canadian domestic flight on Thursday morning when her cell phone caught fire burning her, officials have reported.

This happened at 7 am (1200 GMT) as Air Canada flight 101 was preparing to depart the Toronto airport for Vancouver.

Air Canada spokesman Peter Fitzpatrick said

“The fire was immediately extinguished by crews and there was no damage to the aircraft, however, the owner of the phone suffered injuries and was treated by emergency services who attended the aircraft,”

The woman was reported as able to walk off the plane in order to be treated for minor burns, but her condition at current is unknown.

The Boeing 787 jetliner with 266 passengers, meanwhile, took off after a two-hour delay.
The make and model of the phone was not made public.

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