iPhone 4 overheats, emits smoke on flight
The device was handed over to the Australian Transport Safety Bureau (ATSB) and the Civil Aviation Safety Authority (CASA) for investigation, according to a Regional Express statement.
Apple Australia will be working with official during the investigation.
“We have no previous records of iPhones undergoing spontaneous self-ignition,” a spokesman for the Australian Transport and Safety Bureau (ATSB) told the AFP news agency.
“We do have the phone, it’s in our custody, and we will be undertaking a technical examination of it.”
This is not the first time a customer has experienced overheating with a device’s rechargeable battery.
In 2008 Sony was forced to recall more than 400,000 Vaio laptops worldwide after incidents of battery overheating.
The safety recall also affected other brands of computers like Dell, Toshiba and Acer which also used Sony rechargeable batteries.