A Plane was Evacuated at Alaska Airlines after a Phone Burst into FlameFrom an article seen on The Verge, A Plane was Evacuated at Alaska Airlines after a Phone Burst into Flames. According to the Port of Seattle, the phone that burst into flames was a Samsung Galaxy A21.
On the Cabin of an Alaska Airlines Flight that landed in Seattle from New Orleans on a Monday evening, the cell phone caught fire. Take note, Perry Cooper (a spokesperson for the Port of Seattle) was the one who told The Seattle Times that the phone was a Samsung Galaxy A21.
In an email from Perry Cooper to The Seattle Times, he stated that the phone was not only burnt but burnt beyond recognition. It was also mentioned that during an interview with one of the police officers at the Port of Seattle, the passenger volunteered the was a Samsung Galaxy A21. However, the phone could not be confirmed as the phone was burnt beyond recognition.
A Plane was Evacuated at Alaska Airlines after a Phone Burst into Flames
In light of this new information, The Verge sent a request for comment to Samsung. However, they did not reply immediately. A spokesperson from Alaska Airlines also told The Verge that the plans crew made use of fire extinguishers and a battery containment bag to stop the phone from smoking.
Passengers on the plane were evacuated from the plane using evacuation slides due to the hazy conditions inside the cabin and two of them were treated at a local hospital. Someone on Twitter who claims they were on the plane described the cabin as “like a smoke machine”.
What Did this Tweet Say?
The tweet made by the user who claimed to have been on the plane is as follows;
That’s me on my phone on the right. The passenger was 2-3 rows behind me on the opposite side. It was like a smoke machine. Flight attendants did an excellent job and all passengers were very calm. I believe one person sitting beside them might have minor injuries.
— Maddy Harrison (@Madddzh) August 24, 2021
The occurrence of this incidence may bring to mind Samsung’s recall of the Samsung Galaxy Note 7 over the fears of exploding batteries. However, it is unclear if there is any sort of common defect with any model of the Galaxy A21 just yet. For all we, there may have been many isolated incidents of phone batteries catching fire across many different brands.