Samsung Note 2 emits smoke on IndiGo flight
New Delhi: Another alarming news for Tech giant Samsung Electronics after Samsung Note 7 recall, Samsung Note 2 was reported to be smouldering and spitting sparks in IndiGo flight from Singapore to Chennai on Friday.
Aviation regulator, Directorate General of Civil Aviation (DGCA) said in a statement that there was no damage to the aircraft and landed safely.
As per media reports, Samsung smart phone was stored in an overhead baggage compartment in flight. Passengers on board smelled smoke coming from baggage bin and informed Cabin crew. Flight crew noticed that the smoke is emanating from Samsung Galaxy Note 2, immediately they used fire extinguisher on the phone and placed the phone in a container filled with water.
Samsung recalled its new Note 7 phones across the globe this month due to faulty batteries causing the devices to catch fire while charging or in normal use, raising fears for the future of the flagship device.
There have been no previous reports of similar problems with the Note 2 model, first released in 2012.
A Samsung spokesperson said: “We are aware of an incident involving one of our devices. At Samsung, customer safety is our highest priority. We are in touch with relevant authorities to gather more information and are looking into the matter.”
DGCA will send an advisory to airlines warning passengers to keep all Samsung Note smart phones switched off during flights or avoid carrying the phones on commercial jets altogether, a spokesman said.
Airlines in several countries, including the United States, China and India, have issued warnings to air travellers to keep Samsung Galaxy Note 7 phones turned off during flights.