Samsung Note 2 smartphone explodes in Chennai airport
In another setback to Samsung, a Samsung Galaxy Note 2 has reportedly exploded in an Indigo aircraft landing at Chennai airport due to faulty battery. The latest explosion incident took place on an Indigo flight from Singapore to Chennai. However, no causalities have been reported.
Following the incident, aviation regulator DGCA ordered a probe into the matter.
Commenting on the accident, a DGCA spokesperson was quoted as saying by ABP Live: “While landing at the Chennai airport at 7.45 a.m., cabin crew detected smoke in a Samsung Note 2 handset kept in the overhead baggage space.”
DGCA has now reportedly banned the use of the Samsung Note 7 device and summoned company officials, reports revealed. Currently, Samsung has been struggling in the market as number of Galaxy Note 7 explosions were reported worldwide.
The Korean company had recently recalled around one million Samsung Galaxy Note 7 smartphones in the US.
According to The US consumer agency, the company already received around 92 reports of faulty batteries, including 26 reports of burns and 55 reports of property damage. The company has confirmed 35 instances of Note 7 smartphones catching fire or exploding worldwide.
In India, the aviation regulator advised flight travellers not to turn on or charge Samsung Galaxy Note 7 smarpthones on board. The DGCA earlier said the decision was taken for the safety of aircraft operations and its occupants.