New Samsung Note 7 catches fire on US plane, flight cancelled

New York/New Delhi: Samsung’s Galaxy Note 7 smartphone is turning out to be a worrying factor for the passengers traveling through flight. Earlier, there were reports of battery overheating that caused Samsung to call back the Note 7.

Now, the newer and the replacement Note 7 device reportedly caught fire on a US flight, leading to cancellation of the flight after evacuation.

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As per the information given by The Verge, Southwest Airlines flight 994 from Louisville to Baltimore was evacuated on Wednesday during the boarding process after a smoked Note 7 was spotted.

Southwest Airlines spokesperson  stated: “All passengers and crew exited the plane via the main cabin door and no injuries were reported.”

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Brian Green had turned off his new Note 7 phone after the flight attendant call and all of a sudden, the device began to smoke. According to Green the phone was letting off a “thick grey-green angry smoke.” The phone had burnt through the carpet and “scorched the subfloor of the plane”.

Samsung later issued a statement: “Until we are able to retrieve the device, we cannot confirm that this incident involves the new Note7. We are working with the authorities and Southwest now to recover the device and confirm the cause. Once we have examined the device we will have more information to share.”

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