Indian airline says Samsung Note 2 emitted smoke in plane

IndiGo said the phone was found in the bag of a passenger in an overhead bin after other passengers reported smelling smoke in the plane.

23 September 2016 | 17:28

Source: Associated Press

  • Source: Associated Press
  • Last update: 23 September 2016 | 17:28

A woman walks by an advertisement of the Samsung Electronics Galaxy Note 7 smartphone in Seoul, South Korea, Monday, Sept. 19, 2016. (AP Photo/Lee Jin-man)

NEW DELHI: An Indian airline said Friday that a Samsung Note 2 phone emitted smoke and sparks on a flight from Singapore to the southern Indian city of Chennai.

IndiGo said the phone was found in the bag of a passenger in an overhead bin after other passengers reported smelling smoke in the plane.

The airline said there was no fire but sparks and smoke were coming from the phone.

It said in a statement that the crew used a fire extinguisher and then placed the Samsung Note 2 in a container filled with water in a lavatory.

The aircraft made a normal landing at Chennai airport and all passengers deplaned normally, it said.
The phone will be examined to determine the cause of the incident, the airline said.

A Samsung spokesman could not immediately be reached for comment.

Samsung has recalled 2.5 million newer Note 7 phones after dozens of reports of battery fires attributed to a manufacturing flaw. Authorities in several countries have banned their use in aircraft.

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