Samsung Note 2 catches fire on-board Indigo flight from Singapore to Chennai

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In what it could have turned fatal for passengers in a Chennai bound Indigo flight from Singapore, a Samsung Note 2 caught fire inside a handbag on board.

The cabin crew noted smoke emitting from a hat-rack.

According to the Indian wire agency – Asian News International (ANI) – “the cabin crew discharged the fire extinguishers and quickly transferred the Samsung Note 2 into a container filled with water in lavatory.

The flight made a normal landing at Chennai airport and all passengers were deplaned as per normal procedures. 

The cell phone will be subjected to examination by concerned authorities. Indigo has “voluntarily” communicated the matter to Director General of Civil Aviation (DGCA).

The particular series of cell phone is banned from flying in the United States of America.

The department has also advised the airline to make an announcement on every flight asking passengers to switch off their Samsung Notes on flights.

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