NEW DELHI: A Samsung Note 2 phone emitted smoke after reportedly catching fire on a Singapore-Chennai flight of IndiGo on Friday morning when the plane was about to land.
The phone was kept in the overhead bin. "The crew noticed smoke from the bin and found the device was emitting smoke after possibly catching fire. They used fire extinguishers on it," said a spokesperson of Directorate General of Civil Aviation (DGCA).
"We advise flyers to exercise caution while flying with Samsung Note devices . They should either keep these devices switched off or not travel with them," said a DGCA spokesman.
The user must have had installed duplicate battery. This is old phone, few times people go for cheap phone batteries as an replacement and that results sometimes in these kind of incident. Beware of duplicate Chinese batteries.
I think, you are samsung''s sales person. There are a lot of report of Samsung''s battery blast all over the world. And the battery blasted were original batteries.
People should take caution while installing duplicate batteries...
Not only battery please beware of all Chinese products. Boycott all Chinese products.
Boeing''s Battery - made in CHINA too.
Whatever be the case - the rule should be to remove battery from phones while onboard. Wonder whether people understand its gravity; even a small fire onboard can light the entire aircraft in no time.
Check, made in China?
Samsung note 2 has been in market for over 2 years now and have no such reason reported. either the owner replaced his batteries with duplicate one''s most likely
Stop using made in China parts.
The reason u buy an Apple phone for the peace of mind.. Perfect thing comes at a price ... There is no denying it.
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Dear DGCA, I am using Samsung Note 2 for last 3 years never had any kind of problem
Its not Samsung alone which is responsible or the user
Indigo is also responsible
I had travelled by Indigo recently and a passenger was using the mobile during taxying but the crew never bothered to stop her and she continued during takeoff as well
The passenger when asked to stop by me questions my auhority
So passengers are also responsible for safety
It may be an one off incident,have been using Samsung note 2 for the last couple of years without problem.Of course the note 7 is a different story.