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Next Threat To Airline Security? Cell Phones?

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posted on Sep, 24 2016 @ 04:35 PM
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Wasn't sure where to place this, Samsung phone emits smoke on Indian airline flight, but this seems as good a place as any.


NEW DELHI (Reuters) - A Samsung Electronics smartphone stored in an overhead baggage compartment on an Indian plane emitted smoke in mid-flight on Friday, India's aviation regulator said, but there was no damage and the aircraft landed safely. Passengers on board an IndiGo flight smelled smoke coming from the baggage bin and alerted cabin crew who saw sparks and smoke coming from a Samsung Galaxy Note 2 phone, the airline, owned by InterGlobe Aviation, said in an emailed statement. Flight crew used a fire extinguisher on the phone and put it in a container filled with water, the airline said.


I guess the real threat now for anything catching on fire on an airplane is going to be cell phones. Can we expect that from now on very soon they are going to make use remove our batteries before boarding a plane? Confiscate our phones at security? It could be that cell phones will be weaponized by terrorists now. Couldn't this be done already?




posted on Sep, 24 2016 @ 05:07 PM
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originally posted by: searcherfortruth

Can we expect that from now on very soon they are going to make use remove our batteries before boarding a plane?


Cell phone batteries can still catch fire without being in a phone

09/16/2016

A Delta Air Lines flight from Norfolk to Atlanta on Friday morning had just taken off when a cellphone battery not attached to a phone caught fire.

Delta officials said the battery was a spare but did not announce the battery type or what phone it went with. They are investigating.
www.wnd.com...

ETA: not all phones have removable batteries
edit on 24-9-2016 by gmoneystunt because: (no reason given)



posted on Sep, 24 2016 @ 05:16 PM
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Done those batters explode when submerged?



posted on Sep, 24 2016 @ 05:23 PM
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Isn't there a watch list for certain types of batteries and phones on aircraft', i.e., the ones that spontaneously combust, lol?

Some security system.



posted on Sep, 24 2016 @ 05:27 PM
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edit on 9/24/2016 by Zaphod58 because: (no reason given)



posted on Sep, 24 2016 @ 05:28 PM
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a reply to: searcherfortruth

Honestly, even solid metal components can be explosive and/or incendiary.

Many things we would think of as benign could be made into a weapon.

A rechargeable battery could probably be made to cause a fire or a bit of broken glass could become a cutting weapon so I'm not sure how yo'u detect everything that could be used by a terrorist. You could allocate ridiculous resources (as have already been allocated to the TSA) and still be ineffective.



posted on Sep, 24 2016 @ 05:33 PM
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originally posted by: searcherfortruth

I guess the real threat now for anything catching on fire on an airplane is going to be cell phones. Can we expect that from now on very soon they are going to make use remove our batteries before boarding a plane? Confiscate our phones at security? It could be that cell phones will be weaponized by terrorists now. Couldn't this be done already?


I imagine Airlines may wan to consider banning passengers from using or charging Samsung Galaxy Note 2 and Note 7

Three Australian airlines ban use of Samsung Galaxy Note 7 phones after battery fires

Three Australian airlines have banned passengers from using or charging Samsung Electronics' Galaxy Note 7 smartphones during flights due to concerns over the phone's fire-prone batteries.
www.reuters.com...



posted on Sep, 24 2016 @ 08:44 PM
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Never going to happen as far as banning the very thing your tracked with, sorry.



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