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2022-01-05T21:55:25.241Z

Hundreds of reports of dangerous flare-ups on flights have led experts to warn passengers about the place on a plane where the smartphone should not be placed - under any circumstances. How many of you did that and did not know?



Experts warn: Never leave your phone in this dangerous place on the plane

Hundreds of reports of dangerous flare-ups on flights have led experts to warn passengers about the place on a plane where the smartphone should not be placed - under any circumstances.

How many of you did that and did not know?

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Earlier this year air hostess Sierra Mist explained why it is mandatory to switch phones to flight mode before takeoff (spoiler: a phone that is not on flight mode can cause communication problems with air traffic control and cause a pilot to fly blind), and now it turns out there is something very serious you are doing with Your phones on the plane - and are not even aware of it. Flight experts warn passengers to never place their phone in this dangerous place on a plane.



Patrick Smith, a pilot and author of the book Ask the Pilot, claims that placing the phone between the seats of the plane, that is, on the handle of the seat, is a mistake that can end in disaster - not only for you, but for all passengers. He told the Sun: "Especially if you are sitting in an electrically controlled reclining seat, of the type common in first class or business class, there are a number of corners to which your phone can slip, finding itself beyond your reach,Down there, within the mechanisms that control the various positions of the moshav - to warm up and pose a fire hazard. "

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Just do not place it on the seat handle (Photo: ShutterStock, RossHelen)

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Alex Miller, a flight expert and founder of the UpgradedPoints travel website, reinforced Patrick's remarks, saying that so far there have been numerous flares on flights from phones that have slipped into the slots between the seats.

He is right: According to the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA), 346 reports of air travel incidents including smoke, fire, extreme heat or explosion due to lithium batteries (those in most - if not all - smartphones) were recorded as of December 2021. The FAA added that Some of these reports are related to phones left stuck between seats.



In one case in 2017, a man's phone caught fire on a United Airlines flight after he fell between his seat and the one next to it.

Another incident in 2018 involved a passenger on a Delta Airlines plane who was forced to move to another seat while a flight attendant pulled the smoke-up phone from his seat.

This mostly happens in first class seats (Photo: ShutterStock)

This is not the only way your phone can be in danger of fire: the device may catch fire even if it gets stuck between the seats and you accidentally try to move or adjust your seat.

"This may happen because when your seat moves - it can smash your phone's lithium battery, which can cause a fire," Alex explained.



There are several ways to minimize the risk of the device catching fire.

Patrick added: "To avoid this scenario, avoid placing your phone near the edge of the seat, from where it can slip or fall easily."

Alex added: "Always keep your phone in your hands (or in another protected and familiar location) during takeoff and landing to prevent the phone from slipping there."



Both experts noted that it is important to always inform the stewards about any of the above situations and let them address the issue, as they are skilled at doing so.

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