India's aviation regulator lifts flying ban on the Samsung Galaxy Note 7

India's aviation regulator lifts flying ban on the Samsung Galaxy Note 7
The Directorate General of Civil Aviation (DGCA) in India has lifted its ban on the Samsung Galaxy Note 7. The phablet is now safe to fly on board Indian flights as long as it is the new version of the device purchased after September 15th. To help differentiate between the safe and potentially unsafe versions of the Galaxy Note 7, the DGCA makes note (no pun intended) of the white battery charge indicator light on the original unit, and the green indicator light on the revised model.

The ban by the DGCA was originally put into place on September 9th, hours after the U.S. FAA blocked passengers in the states from packing the phone in checked baggage. The FAA also warned those passengers inside U.S. regulated aircraft not to turn on the phone or charge it while in the air. Aviation regulators worldwide had to deal with reports that several units of the phone had exploded while the battery was being charged. Samsung issued a voluntary recall on September 2nd after discovering that the Galaxy Note 7 carried a defective battery.

So far, the only Galaxy Note handset to catch on fire inside an aircraft was a Samsung Galaxy Note 2 that recently exploded on an IndiGo flight from Singapore to Chennai. As a result of that incident, the DGCA has restricted the use of the Galaxy Note 2 on flights that it has regulatory control over.

source: TimesOfIndia

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Galaxy Note 7
  • Display 5.7" 1440 x 2560 pixels
  • Camera 12 MP / 5 MP front
  • Processor Qualcomm Snapdragon 820, Quad-core, 2150 MHz
  • Storage 64 GB + microSDXC
  • Battery 3500 mAh



1. XperiaG

Posts: 178; Member since: Jun 06, 2016

I hope they do not regret this decision...

3. Scott93274

Posts: 6040; Member since: Aug 06, 2013

I don't care if the ban is lifted, if I had a Note 7 and it was not returned like it should have been, I wouldn't dare turn it on mid flight... then again, I have a horrible phobia of flying... or more accurately, crashing... so... yeah, I hope I don't read about anything horrible happening as a result of this.

4. adi9764

Posts: 119; Member since: Feb 16, 2016

You do realize that there is a really really small chance of a plane crashing, you have a much bigger chance dying of a car accident

5. Scott93274

Posts: 6040; Member since: Aug 06, 2013

Yeah, but if I crash my car the ordeal will be over in a moment, whereas with flying, you have that whole dramatic drop where you soil yourself, and cry like a lil baby. Besides, I'm a good driver and am confident in my ability to avoid accidents. However, I don't know the pilots on a plane. Hell, just last month I read about a couple pilots that were arrested for trying to board their plane legally drunk. I know, I know, the odds of getting Charlie Sheen as my pilot are slim, but it's something out of my control and that's the thing that gives me anxiety.

7. allblacks_ng

Posts: 7; Member since: May 18, 2016

Totally agreed with you. It is a disaster for everyone.

2. darkkjedii

Posts: 31603; Member since: Feb 05, 2011

This should be a major learning experience for Samsung. They're going to comeback strong next year, and I can't wait to get the Note 8. I think they'll go the extra mile and then some, to ensure this issue is never repeated. They're gonna make next year's Note, and S lines incredible. Expect some idiots to try and tarnish the brand though. I'm all in with the Note as my daily driver. It's an awesome, imperfect device.

6. Fona13A unregistered

We were going to eventually move on from this debacle, just a lot of immature kids on an old grumpy planet earth who act like they have no problems or dangers in their own life.

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