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Samsung Galaxy Note 2 caught fire was inside IndiGo aircraft coming from Singapore at Chennai airport, carrying 175 passengers

A high-end smartphone caught inside a Chennai-bound today, creating a scare among 175 passengers on-board but the plane made a safe landing.

The incident, concerning device, prompted the Directorate General of Civil Aviation (DGCA) to ask all airlines to ban the use of this series of smartphones inside planes, while the company officials have been summoned by the aviation regulator on Monday.

The was reported inside the coming from at the Chennai airport.

Passengers travelling on 6E-054 flight from to Chennai noticed the smoke smell in the cabin this morning and immediately alerted the cabin crew on board, said.

The crew found the smoke to be coming from the hat-rack of seat 23C after which the pilot alerted the ATC of the situation on board.

"Taking the precautionary measure, the cabin crew on priority relocated all passengers on other seats, and further observed smoke being emitted from a note 2 which was placed in the baggage (of a passenger) in the overhead bin.

"The crew discharged the extinguisher which is as per the Standard Operating Procedures prescribed by the manufacturer, and quickly transferred the note 2 into a container filled with water in lavatory," it said.

The airline said the made a normal landing and all passengers were deplaned as per normal procedure.

"This equipment (mobile) will be further examined by the concerned departments. has voluntarily informed the DGCA," the carrier said, while adding that safety was of the utmost priority and at no time it can be compromised.

The watchdog had earlier banned the use of Galaxy Note7 onboard an following a series of incidents of the smartphone's battery exploding in various countries. However, this is the first incident of the device catching onboard in India.

No immediate comments was available from Samsung.

The regulator would now issue a fresh advisory about these devices, while it has already asked airlines to advise passengers to switch off their Galaxy Note phones while on-board.

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Samsung phone catches fire in aircraft; DGCA summons company

Samsung Galaxy Note 2 caught fire was inside IndiGo aircraft coming from Singapore at Chennai airport, carrying 175 passengers

Press Trust of India  |  New Delhi 

Samsung Galaxy Note 2
Samsung Galaxy Note 2

A high-end smartphone caught inside a Chennai-bound today, creating a scare among 175 passengers on-board but the plane made a safe landing.

The incident, concerning device, prompted the Directorate General of Civil Aviation (DGCA) to ask all airlines to ban the use of this series of smartphones inside planes, while the company officials have been summoned by the aviation regulator on Monday.



The was reported inside the coming from at the Chennai airport.

Passengers travelling on 6E-054 flight from to Chennai noticed the smoke smell in the cabin this morning and immediately alerted the cabin crew on board, said.

The crew found the smoke to be coming from the hat-rack of seat 23C after which the pilot alerted the ATC of the situation on board.

"Taking the precautionary measure, the cabin crew on priority relocated all passengers on other seats, and further observed smoke being emitted from a note 2 which was placed in the baggage (of a passenger) in the overhead bin.

"The crew discharged the extinguisher which is as per the Standard Operating Procedures prescribed by the manufacturer, and quickly transferred the note 2 into a container filled with water in lavatory," it said.

The airline said the made a normal landing and all passengers were deplaned as per normal procedure.

"This equipment (mobile) will be further examined by the concerned departments. has voluntarily informed the DGCA," the carrier said, while adding that safety was of the utmost priority and at no time it can be compromised.

The watchdog had earlier banned the use of Galaxy Note7 onboard an following a series of incidents of the smartphone's battery exploding in various countries. However, this is the first incident of the device catching onboard in India.

No immediate comments was available from Samsung.

The regulator would now issue a fresh advisory about these devices, while it has already asked airlines to advise passengers to switch off their Galaxy Note phones while on-board.

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Samsung phone catches fire in aircraft; DGCA summons company

Samsung Galaxy Note 2 caught fire was inside IndiGo aircraft coming from Singapore at Chennai airport, carrying 175 passengers

Samsung Galaxy Note 2 caught fire was inside IndiGo aircraft coming from Singapore at Chennai airport, carrying 175 passengers A high-end smartphone caught inside a Chennai-bound today, creating a scare among 175 passengers on-board but the plane made a safe landing.

The incident, concerning device, prompted the Directorate General of Civil Aviation (DGCA) to ask all airlines to ban the use of this series of smartphones inside planes, while the company officials have been summoned by the aviation regulator on Monday.

The was reported inside the coming from at the Chennai airport.

Passengers travelling on 6E-054 flight from to Chennai noticed the smoke smell in the cabin this morning and immediately alerted the cabin crew on board, said.

The crew found the smoke to be coming from the hat-rack of seat 23C after which the pilot alerted the ATC of the situation on board.

"Taking the precautionary measure, the cabin crew on priority relocated all passengers on other seats, and further observed smoke being emitted from a note 2 which was placed in the baggage (of a passenger) in the overhead bin.

"The crew discharged the extinguisher which is as per the Standard Operating Procedures prescribed by the manufacturer, and quickly transferred the note 2 into a container filled with water in lavatory," it said.

The airline said the made a normal landing and all passengers were deplaned as per normal procedure.

"This equipment (mobile) will be further examined by the concerned departments. has voluntarily informed the DGCA," the carrier said, while adding that safety was of the utmost priority and at no time it can be compromised.

The watchdog had earlier banned the use of Galaxy Note7 onboard an following a series of incidents of the smartphone's battery exploding in various countries. However, this is the first incident of the device catching onboard in India.

No immediate comments was available from Samsung.

The regulator would now issue a fresh advisory about these devices, while it has already asked airlines to advise passengers to switch off their Galaxy Note phones while on-board.
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