A passenger was burned when her cell phone caught fire onboard a Canadian domestic flight today morning, officials said. Also Read - Smartphones to cost more with import duty hike on displays: Everything you need to know
The incident occurred at 7:00AM (1200 GMT) as Air Canada flight 101 was preparing to depart the Toronto airport for Vancouver. Also Read - How to use your smartphone camera to attend video calls instead of the webcam
“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,” Air Canada spokesman Peter Fitzpatrick said. Also Read - The xHelper malware explained: Why it is so dangerous and how to get rid of it?
He said the woman was able to walk off the plane in order to be treated for minor burns, but her condition was not immediately known.
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.