Cell Phone in Bathroom Forces Emergency Landing

Passenger mistakes charging phone for bomb
By Rob Quinn,  Newser Staff
Posted Apr 17, 2012 12:25 AM CDT
The flight was carrying 11 crew and 208 passengers, one of whom is now presumably very embarrassed.   (AP Photo/Charles Krupa)

(Newser) – "Don't charge your phone in the bathroom's shaver socket" may become a standard airline warning after an emergency landing yesterday. A Delta Air Lines flight from Istanbul to New York City landed in Dublin after one passenger left his phone—with its charger wrapped around it—in one of the plane's bathrooms, and another flier reported it might be a bomb, CBS reports. Irish police officers boarded the plane, determined there was no threat, and asked any passenger missing his phone to come forward. The aircraft was refueled and allowed to continue its journey.

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