This Girl's iPhone Burst Into Flames in the Middle of a Flight

Pure fire.

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Given the right context, you can now say the iPhone 6 is pure fire and not be speaking wholly hyperbolically. While in mid-flight, a college student received a scary interruption when her device burst into flames right before her eyes.

Anna Crail was watching a movie while on a plane to Hawaii for spring break when she saw flames shooting out of her phone, Mashablereports. "When it started I thought we were going down, and I was like, 'oh my god, there's a fire on the plane,'" she said. "All of the sudden there was like 8-inch flames coming out of my phone." That’s when she tossed it to the ground and it ended up underneath another passenger’s seat. PerKomo News, the flames kept rising and witnesses stood up.

Thankfully, Alaska Air crew members were well-versed in extinguishing flames and quickly put the fire out. According to Aviation expert John Nance, this is one example of why you should always keep your phone on airplane mode during flights. When your device is searching for a signal the entire time, the battery might wear out. 

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