A Southwest Airlines flight from Texas to Florida was forced to make an emergency landing when a woman reportedly clobbered her male traveling companion with a cell phone — which then “exploded.”
Flight 4699 from Dallas to Fort Lauderdale was diverted to Pensacola Wednesday after the woman’s makeshift weapon caught alight, Local 10 News reported.
“She was beating him with the phone and the phone exploded and caught on fire,” passenger Katie Engleson, of Parkland, told the station.
“Everyone kind of went crazy and then all of a sudden we see smoke and I heard the words ‘fire’ and then next to us there was the object literally smoking,” she said. “It was definitely very, very frightening.”
Men on the plane dumped water on the cell phone, causing it to smolder, she said.
The flight made an abrupt landing in Pensacola, Fla. where a man with toddler and a woman were escorted off the plane.Katie Engleson
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