Samsung Galaxy Note 2 catches fire on Indian flight

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

Related phones

  • Display 5.5" 720 x 1280 pixels
  • Camera 8 MP / 1.9 MP front
  • Processor Samsung Exynos 4 Quad, Quad-core, 1600 MHz
  • Storage 64GB + microSDXC
  • Battery 3100 mAh(16h 3G talk time)



1. manojmcn

Posts: 634; Member since: Jul 16, 2015

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

2. acruzlu unregistered

It's like moth being darwn to a flame.

17. dimas

Posts: 3446; Member since: Jul 22, 2014

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

36. spin9

Posts: 310; Member since: May 31, 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?

63. Nine1Sickness

Posts: 896; Member since: Jan 30, 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?

8. Jimrod

Posts: 1605; Member since: Sep 22, 2014

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

19. Hallyu

Posts: 790; Member since: Jul 21, 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.

55. xondk

Posts: 1904; Member since: Mar 25, 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....

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.

35. Hallyu

Posts: 790; Member since: Jul 21, 2015

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

46. AmashAziz

Posts: 2934; Member since: Jun 30, 2014

How do you know this is him?

56. xondk

Posts: 1904; Member since: Mar 25, 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.

3. ibend

Posts: 6747; Member since: Sep 30, 2014

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

47. AmashAziz

Posts: 2934; Member since: Jun 30, 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.

4. iFlasher

Posts: 30; Member since: Dec 09, 2014

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

13. dimas

Posts: 3446; Member since: Jul 22, 2014

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

5. DavMor0069

Posts: 266; Member since: Dec 09, 2015

Iphonearena always trying to bash out android/samsung

9. Jimrod

Posts: 1605; Member since: Sep 22, 2014

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

26. Hallyu

Posts: 790; Member since: Jul 21, 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.

30. truthwins unregistered

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

48. AmashAziz

Posts: 2934; Member since: Jun 30, 2014

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

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?

10. Lyngdoh

Posts: 319; Member since: Sep 06, 2012

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

61. shaprack

Posts: 16; Member since: Jun 20, 2016

SO what you think Samsung Phone runs on iOS

84. Lyngdoh

Posts: 319; Member since: Sep 06, 2012

And you think Samsung phones run only Android?

57. Unordinary unregistered

You mad?

82. iushnt

Posts: 3176; Member since: Feb 06, 2013

You mad bro?

6. dimas

Posts: 3446; Member since: Jul 22, 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.

12. Bozzor

Posts: 248; Member since: May 02, 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.

16. dimas

Posts: 3446; Member since: Jul 22, 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.

* Some comments have been hidden, because they don't meet the discussions rules.

Latest Stories

This copy is for your personal, non-commercial use only. You can order presentation-ready copies for distribution to your colleagues, clients or customers at or use the Reprints & Permissions tool that appears at the bottom of each web page. Visit for samples and additional information.
FCC OKs Cingular's purchase of AT&T Wireless