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Samsung Galaxy Note 2 catches fire on Indian flight

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Samsung Galaxy Note 2 catches fire on Indian flight
In the latest account of a Samsung smartphone catching fire, there's (curiously) no Galaxy Note 7 involved, but rather the much older Galaxy Note 2. This doesn't make the accident sound any less distressing, though. It happened on board of an IndiGo flight on its way to Chennai from Singapore.

Mid-flight, the passengers saw smoke coming from an overhead baggage compartment and told the cabin crew. A Galaxy Note 2 was uncovered, emitting sparks and smoke. Thankfully, there was no damage to the plane or anyone on-board, and the flight landed safely.

The fact that it was a Samsung phone at the core of the accident, though, is particularly unfortunate for the company, whose reputation has suffered lately due to extensive reports of its newest major smartphone, the Galaxy Note 7, igniting in homes and cars.

As Samsung issued a global recall for owners of the handset, several airlines, bus operators, and an university campus banned Samsung devices (the Note 7 in particular, but also others at large) from being used or carried in luggage.

Now, India's Directorate General of Civil Aviation expects airlines to warn passengers about keeping all Samsung Galaxy Note smartphones switched off on flight, or avoid carrying them altogether. Meanwhile, Samsung is preparing a statement on the case.

source: Reuters

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posted on 23 Sep 2016, 08:33 14

1. manojmcn (Posts: 623; Member since: 16 Jul 2015)


Here comes the hate mob 1 2 3....

posted on 23 Sep 2016, 08:35

2. acruzlu (Posts: 422; Member since: 12 Aug 2015)


It's like moth being darwn to a flame.

posted on 23 Sep 2016, 08:47 13

8. Jimrod (Posts: 1439; Member since: 22 Sep 2014)


Here comes the "many iPhones explode too" followed by endless wall of text mob 1 2 3...

posted on 23 Sep 2016, 09:05 5

17. dimas (Posts: 2472; Member since: 22 Jul 2014)


Just say the word 'clickbait.' We're in pa, you don't need to be too conscious with your terms lol.

posted on 23 Sep 2016, 09:15 5

19. Hallyu (Posts: 624; Member since: 21 Jul 2015)


You're just gone fool if you think this case is related to faulty battery like the Note 7 case. That Note 2 should had catched fire 4 years ago, not now if taking flawed battery into consideration. 26 false cases were caught by scammers and this one is probably no exception.

posted on 23 Sep 2016, 09:33

29. truthwins (unregistered)


Its a pretty serious issue NO 7 has been banned across the globe due to their explosive nature nd still samsung wants to desperately sell them to general public.

posted on 23 Sep 2016, 09:53 4

35. Hallyu (Posts: 624; Member since: 21 Jul 2015)


No worries, you'll be banned too, Kumar123. Is this your 50th supplemental accounts?

posted on 23 Sep 2016, 10:02 5

36. spin9 (Posts: 310; Member since: 31 May 2014)


Does any chip of an exploding superphone cross your minds that this could be a third party battery or nsa working for apple, exploding samsung devices by distance?

posted on 23 Sep 2016, 10:47 1

46. AmashAziz (Posts: 1041; Member since: 30 Jun 2014)


How do you know this is him?

posted on 23 Sep 2016, 11:41 3

55. xondk (Posts: 1904; Member since: 25 Mar 2014)


Not really, though they have exploded, the point is this is quite an old device, WITH replaceable battery, a heck load of things could happen, and all things considering how many none official batteries are out there....

posted on 23 Sep 2016, 11:43

56. xondk (Posts: 1904; Member since: 25 Mar 2014)


Nope, they haven't, because even with the worst numbers, (and a fourth of those being fake claims) that is still a very low number of faults, that may be caused by something other then manufacturing flaw, and Samsung is doing the right thing with the recall?

No reason to ban it, just use the recall and carry on.

posted on 23 Sep 2016, 12:27 3

63. Nine1Sickness (Posts: 355; Member since: 30 Jan 2011)


NSA working for Apple, planting an exploding battery into a Samsung to detonate on an airplane? What kind of **** you smoking to cause such delusions?

posted on 23 Sep 2016, 08:37 8

3. ibend (Posts: 6461; Member since: 30 Sep 2014)


"igniting in homes and cars"
bring this up again? is it even legit? lol...

the hate is real

posted on 23 Sep 2016, 10:55

47. AmashAziz (Posts: 1041; Member since: 30 Jun 2014)


Think yourself. When a phone being the granddaddy of an explosive kid would inherit some qualities from its grandson too, then wouldn't an article just relate both of them in some way? It was only a reminder to those still nearly unaware of note 7 headlines. Did phonearena even write its own harrasing opinion on the facts? No!!! Then why steer away from it. It was just a relation being shown between generations.

That being said, the note 2 here is likely to have a faulty battery or some other issues for which a 3rd part accessory and/or the user itself is responsible. It isn't likely to be samsung's fault after 4 years of successful sales.

posted on 23 Sep 2016, 08:41 14

4. iFlasher (Posts: 21; Member since: 09 Dec 2014)


WTF... Now suddenly all Samsung Phones are starting to ignite and splode.

posted on 23 Sep 2016, 08:57

13. dimas (Posts: 2472; Member since: 22 Jul 2014)


Samsung or not, knowing your phone's warranty can save you from little hassles.

posted on 23 Sep 2016, 08:46 14

5. DavMor0069 (Posts: 202; Member since: 09 Dec 2015)


Iphonearena always trying to bash out android/samsung

posted on 23 Sep 2016, 08:48 18

9. Jimrod (Posts: 1439; Member since: 22 Sep 2014)


They reports issues with all devices to don't cry about it.

posted on 23 Sep 2016, 08:49 2

10. Lyngdoh (Posts: 282; Member since: 06 Sep 2012)


If you read the article properly you'll notice that not once 'Android' was mentioned.

posted on 23 Sep 2016, 09:30 8

26. Hallyu (Posts: 624; Member since: 21 Jul 2015)


But Phonearena is also unprofessional when they are too early to judge. Remember the jeep thing? The title suggests the Jeep caught fire due to the Note 7 explosion. That bullcrap just makes the public believe that it was the phone that cause fire. What kind of bullcrap is that? They aren't any professional besides sitting their @SS in front of their PC to steal news from other web site and make them as clickbites for trolls to flood the comment section with their bs.

posted on 23 Sep 2016, 09:34 5

30. truthwins (unregistered)


This bullcrap is pretty serious. public safety must come first.

posted on 23 Sep 2016, 10:57 1

48. AmashAziz (Posts: 1041; Member since: 30 Jun 2014)


Yet it was still a samsung phone; a galaxy core!

posted on 23 Sep 2016, 11:57

57. Unordinary (unregistered)


You mad?

posted on 23 Sep 2016, 12:18 1

61. shaprack (Posts: 15; Member since: 20 Jun 2016)


SO what you think Samsung Phone runs on iOS

posted on 23 Sep 2016, 16:06

78. AlikMalix (unregistered)


They didn't say that the jeep burm down was not Samsung note7 fault. It could still be the device to blame. They ONLY said that the issue is being investigated FURTHER. You already running around stating it as fact. Plus I don't see any eveidnece that the 26 cases are not legitimately note7s fault other than that "SAMSUNG said it wasn't". A bit of conflict off interest don't you think?

posted on 23 Sep 2016, 18:21

82. iushnt (Posts: 2076; Member since: 06 Feb 2013)


You mad bro?

posted on 23 Sep 2016, 19:46

84. Lyngdoh (Posts: 282; Member since: 06 Sep 2012)


And you think Samsung phones run only Android?

posted on 23 Sep 2016, 08:47 12

6. dimas (Posts: 2472; Member since: 22 Jul 2014)


Old phone with old battery and owner might be using a third party charger. Every old li-ion battery is prone to this problems. Media is just hyping up the incident because samsung product is involved.

posted on 23 Sep 2016, 08:50

12. Bozzor (Posts: 185; Member since: 02 May 2012)


Pretty much correct: it's not so much the specific age of the battery, but rather how many charging cycles it has been through. I charge my Note 4 often twice a day, and because of this, I make a habit to chuck the battery every 200 days.

posted on 23 Sep 2016, 09:02

16. dimas (Posts: 2472; Member since: 22 Jul 2014)


No big deal since your note 4 is just a few years old. That old note 2 must be taking some real beating. Warranty nightmare at it's worst.

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