Regional Express (Rex) flight ZL319 gperating from Lismore to Sydney today had an
occurrence after landing, when a passenger’s mobile phone started emitting a significant
amount of dense smoke, accompanied by a red glow.
In accordance with company standard safety procedures, the Flight Attendant carried out
recovery actions immediately and the red glow was extinguished successfully.
All passengers and crew on board were unharmed.
The matter has been reported to the Australian Transport Safety Bureau (ATSB) as well as the
Civil Aviation Safety Authority (CASA) for investigation and directions.
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