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Cellphone sparks fire on Air Canada flight

Cellphone sparks fire on Air Canada flight

Around 7 a.m., Air Canada Flight 101 was sitting at the gate when a passenger's phone "began to burn", Air Canada spokesperson Peter Fitzpatrick told CBC Toronto in an email. He was treated by emergency services before walking off the plane.

Robin Smith, a spokesman for the airport's operator, said that while they haven't heard of any phone-related fires at Pearson in the past year, phones catching fire are not entirely unheard of. Several fire extinguishers can be seen on one of the seats.

People view the newly revealed Air Canada Boeing 787-8 Dreamliner aircraft at a hangar at the Toronto Pearson International Airport in Mississauga, Ont., Thursday, February 9, 2017.

Erdogan 'martyrdom' comments over six-year-old girl criticised
His speech attracted criticism, with some deeming it as "child abuse" and others deeming it as a celebration of death. "If she is martyred, a flag will be put on her, Allah willing", he says to the crowd.

Air Canada said the victim was able to walk off the plane on her own.

The agency did not deploy a team of investigators to the site in Toronto because the plane departed after a two-hour delay, Wistaff said. CTV News has not confirmed the details about the device.

'I look behind me and in the aisle it looked like a small campfire-sized flame, ' passenger Brandon Scott said to CTV News.

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The tracker fund delivered 125.8% over the 10 years, versus gains of between 2.8% and 87.7% for the five hedge funds. The final lesson is that investors should "stick with big, "easy" decisions and eschew activity".

Dan Adamus, of the Air Line Pilots Association, said single cellphone fires aren't a particular risk for flights because they can be easily and quickly extinguished.

It is unclear how the LG smartphone caught fire.

"The greater concern is when lithium batteries are shipped in mass quantities and shipped in the cargo hold", he said.

Iran's peace plan still the only solution to Yemen war, Zarif says
In January, Donald Trump vowed to re-impose US sanctions on Iran unless the deal was amended to fix its major flaws. The UN experts, however, said they were unable to identify the supplier.


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