Passenger’s Smartphone Catches Fire As Plane Prepares to Take Off

Passenger’s Smartphone Catches Fire As Plane Prepares to Take Off

  • A Wizz Air passenger’s cell phone caught fireplace just prior to consider-off.
  • The incident took place on Friday as the jet taxied to the runway at Budapest airport.
  • A passenger on the flight explained to Insider they noticed smoke and alerted crew associates.

A passenger’s telephone caught fire on a Wizz Air jet just minutes in advance of it took off from Budapest airport, forcing the pilot to abandon the flight. 

The aircraft was taxiing to the runway for the flight to Malmö in Sweden when travellers discovered smoke billowing from a Chinese-branded smartphone.

The plane turned around and returned to the terminal so that all passengers could get off. Their luggage was also removed. 

Enikő Varga, 53, was just one passenger on the flight. She explained to Insider the crew responded calmly to the incident and realized exactly how to handle it, reassuring these on board.

“We realized when we observed smoke that we wouldn’t be ready to get the last educate and therefore be trapped at the airport in Malmö,”  she explained.

In accordance to Varga, the crew taped in excess of the patch of carpet burnt by the cellular phone as shown in this picture:

Wizz crew taped over the singed patch of carpet.

Wizz crew taped about the singed patch of carpet.


Only two travellers resolved not to get back again on board to proceed their journey, having said that. 

It was not very clear what induced the cellphone to capture fire or which organization designed it.

In August very last yr crew on an Alaska Airways flight from New Orleans to Seattle had to use fire extinguishers when a Samsung Galaxy telephone overheated and “began sparking” following the aircraft had landed, a spokesperson mentioned.

Passengers experienced to use slides to escape as the cabin had grow to be hazy from the smoke.

Wizz Air was contacted for remark and Budapest airport declined to remark.