British Airways B772 near Bermuda on Feb 13th 2020, &quot;this phone will never work again&quot;
Last Update: February 14, 2020 / 21:36:29 GMT/Zulu time
A passenger reported a fellow passenger in the business class had dropped his mobile phone into the seat, then while trying to get his phone out operated the seat mechanism which crushed the phone. Smoke emanated from the seat. About 20 minutes later they landed in Bermuda, the captain indicated they would need to immediately evacuate the aircraft. It appears fire fighters needed to remove the seat in order to retrieve and secure the phone.
Another passenger reported they were told about fumes/fire from a passenger phone that had been trapped inside a business class seat. After landing in Bermuda the aircraft briefly stopped on the runway, then taxied to a stand where firefighters boarded the aircraft. They were subsequently instructed to disembark without their hand luggage. Later they were able to embark the aircraft again, the aircraft was able to continue the flight before the crew ran out of time. The crew made an announcement: "the phone will never work again".
The aircraft remained on the ground for about 2 hours, then continued to Tampa and reached the destination with a delay of about 2.5 hours.
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