Qantas A388 near Sydney on Sep 26th 2018, crushed phone and burnt smell on board

Last Update: September 26, 2018 / 23:04:41 GMT/Zulu time

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Incident Facts

Date of incident
Sep 26, 2018

Classification
Incident

Airline
Qantas

Flight number
QF-94

Aircraft Registration
VH-OQD

Aircraft Type
Airbus A380-800

ICAO Type Designator
A388

A Qantas Airbus A380-800, registration VH-OQD performing flight QF-94 (dep Sep 24th) from Los Angeles,CA (USA) to Melbourne,VI (Australia), was enroute over the Pacific Ocean about 2 hours prior to estimated arrival at Melbourne when a business class passenger dropped his smart phone, which fell into the seat. While trying to retrieve the phone the phone was crushed, an odour of burnt rubber developed. Flight attendants fetched fire extinguishers, the flight crew considered a diversion to Sydney. The flight attendants brought the situation under control quickly and secured the no longer smart phone. The flight continued to Melbourne for a safe landing without further incident.

Australia's Civil Aviation Safety Agency advises passengers to follow instructions in case a personal electronic device falls into a seat mechanism and not to try retrieve the devices themselves. Lithium batteries can quickly overheat and cause a fire if damaged.
Aircraft Registration Data
Registration mark
VH-OQD
Country of Registration
Australia
Date of Registration
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Manufacturer
AIRBUS INDUSTRIE
Aircraft Model / Type
A380-842
ICAO Aircraft Type
A388
Year of Manufacture
Serial Number
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Engine Count
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Incident Facts

Date of incident
Sep 26, 2018

Classification
Incident

Airline
Qantas

Flight number
QF-94

Aircraft Registration
VH-OQD

Aircraft Type
Airbus A380-800

ICAO Type Designator
A388

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