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Fire in Samsung Galaxy Note 2 inside Chennai-bound flight

Prompting aviation regulator DGCA to summon the company officials and ban the onboard use of this series of devices

The first case of in inside an aircraft in India was reported on Friday, prompting aviation regulator Directorate General of Civil Aviation (DGCA) to summon the company officials and ban the onboard use of this series of devices of the South Korean major.

The case was reported inside an aircraft at the time of landing at on Friday, but the name of the carrier could not ascertained immediately.

With the latest incident, the has asked airlines to advise passengers to switch off their Samsung Galaxy Note phones while on-board.

The move also comes two weeks after the watchdog banned the use of Samsung Galaxy Note7 onboard an aircraft following a series of incidents of the smartphone's battery exploding in various countries. However, this is the first incident of the Samsung device catching onboard in India.

Sources said a is suspected to have caught on an aircraft landing at at 0745 hours on Friday.

The crew had to use extinguisher to put off the smoke and following the incident, the has called in Samsung officials to meet on September 26, sources added.

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Fire in Samsung Galaxy Note 2 inside Chennai-bound flight

Prompting aviation regulator DGCA to summon the company officials and ban the onboard use of this series of devices

Press Trust of India  |  New Delhi 

Fire in Samsung Galaxy Note 2 inside Chennai-bound flight

The first case of in inside an aircraft in India was reported on Friday, prompting aviation regulator Directorate General of Civil Aviation (DGCA) to summon the company officials and ban the onboard use of this series of devices of the South Korean major.

The case was reported inside an aircraft at the time of landing at on Friday, but the name of the carrier could not ascertained immediately.

With the latest incident, the has asked airlines to advise passengers to switch off their Samsung Galaxy Note phones while on-board.

The move also comes two weeks after the watchdog banned the use of Samsung Galaxy Note7 onboard an aircraft following a series of incidents of the smartphone's battery exploding in various countries. However, this is the first incident of the Samsung device catching onboard in India.

Sources said a is suspected to have caught on an aircraft landing at at 0745 hours on Friday.

The crew had to use extinguisher to put off the smoke and following the incident, the has called in Samsung officials to meet on September 26, sources added.

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Fire in Samsung Galaxy Note 2 inside Chennai-bound flight

Prompting aviation regulator DGCA to summon the company officials and ban the onboard use of this series of devices

Prompting aviation regulator DGCA to summon the company officials and ban the onboard use of this series of devices
The first case of in inside an aircraft in India was reported on Friday, prompting aviation regulator Directorate General of Civil Aviation (DGCA) to summon the company officials and ban the onboard use of this series of devices of the South Korean major.

The case was reported inside an aircraft at the time of landing at on Friday, but the name of the carrier could not ascertained immediately.

With the latest incident, the has asked airlines to advise passengers to switch off their Samsung Galaxy Note phones while on-board.

The move also comes two weeks after the watchdog banned the use of Samsung Galaxy Note7 onboard an aircraft following a series of incidents of the smartphone's battery exploding in various countries. However, this is the first incident of the Samsung device catching onboard in India.

Sources said a is suspected to have caught on an aircraft landing at at 0745 hours on Friday.

The crew had to use extinguisher to put off the smoke and following the incident, the has called in Samsung officials to meet on September 26, sources added.
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