Smoking Samsung tablet forces flight to make an emergency landing

Samsung's Galaxy Tab S2 9.7-inch

Samsung's Galaxy Tab S2 9.7-inch


Try as it may, things just don't seem to be getting much better for Samsung's public relations at the moment. With the company gushing of its gratitude for Note 7 owners who have retained faith in the fiery phablet, another in-flight incident involving a Samsung device is making headlines. According to ABC News, a Delta flight from Detroit to Amsterdam made an impromptu landing in Manchester, UK over the weekend after an unspecified Samsung-branded tablet began to emit smoke. 

The report notes that the slab was initially stored within the passenger cabin. At some during the flight, the device fell and seemingly became stuck within a seat's reclining mechanism. Smoky odors soon followed, which prompted the pilot to swiftly ground the plane. 

The seat was replaced by Delta and after two hours, the plane was back en route to Amsterdam. Meanwhile, the FAA is reviewing the incident, which occurred during the early hours (Eastern Time) of Sunday morning.

The Samsung Galaxy Note 7 has been recalled due to problems with exploding batteries

The Samsung Galaxy Note 7 has been recalled due to problems with exploding batteries


Where Galaxy Note 7 devices have been recalled due to a faulty battery that can catch fire while charging, this particular case seems to have been prompted by environmental factors. Somewhere between falling from its storage compartment and becoming lodged between the chair, the tablet may have become damaged. Samsung has hastened to add as much, noting in a statement to ABC that "external factors" might have contributed to the tablet's apparent demise. 

Even so, such reports just heap more pressure on Samsung as it continues the Note 7 recall process. With reports of other devices like the Galaxy S7 edge and even the ancient Galaxy Note 2 catching fire, it's the damage to Sammy's reputation that could ultimately prove the most costly


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30 Comments

1. Arthurhkt

Posts: 713; Member since: Apr 19, 2012

Is that really that much of exploding/burning Samsung device out there? I mean there isn't much of reporting regarding exploding/burning Samsung devices before Note 7. Now suddenly exploding/burning everywhere.

6. dazzmichael

Posts: 71; Member since: Sep 15, 2014

2016 is quite an awful year for most people and companies mate.

7. AmashAziz

Posts: 2869; Member since: Jun 30, 2014

You donot have to write exploding burning exploding burning again and again.....we understand that. Aside that, the point you made is logical and I have been thinking about it forever, but was unable to find an answer.

16. ibend

Posts: 6747; Member since: Sep 30, 2014

17. Ninetysix

Posts: 2931; Member since: Oct 08, 2012

There's an issue with the battery. It has nothing to do with the cable or charger being used. What's so hard to understand?

32. PrYmCHGOan

Posts: 335; Member since: Sep 28, 2016

That is false. Because the vast majority of iPhone that did explode was because of the users weren't using Apple' own chargers. Are you going to actually deny that fact?

19. foxfoxfox

Posts: 23; Member since: Jul 10, 2016

ibend chan will you become my servant ? i will give you note6 + ton of shrimp

24. xperian

Posts: 416; Member since: Apr 10, 2014

There were burning Samsung devices before, just before the Note 7 fiasco no one really cared. Now more such cases are published, because it gets more publicity

28. razmahtaz001

Posts: 501; Member since: May 11, 2013

there are atleast 12 samsung galaxy note 4 and 5 and edge phones and s2 tablets in family/relative circle...no issues. we are are a close nit group of people that hears things within our circle when things happen...no burning or smoking devices.

31. ShaikhJGI

Posts: 356; Member since: Jan 10, 2014

Exactly +1, even I am thinking the same. After the Note 7 fiasco, everything goes exploding for Samsung devices which was until now were not there at all. Even though this tablet launched an year ago, all of a sudden this has become talk of the moment suddenly :O

2. Myphoneisonfire

Posts: 403; Member since: Sep 05, 2016

Isn't it weird that all these are happening just during this Note 7 fiasco and not too may over the years if I may recall. Maybe someone is just hell bent on rubbing salt into Samsung's wounds. I'm not saying its not impossible for this to happen. Just the timing. #conspiracy

9. cheee

Posts: 50; Member since: Jul 11, 2016

yes it weird why tabs2 which release more than 1 year ago but they adapt to current trend note7

11. dazzmichael

Posts: 71; Member since: Sep 15, 2014

All this started after Samsung's last firmware upgrade about same time the note 7 was released, before that update everything was fine. I started noticing overheating issues on my device after the update.

12. Bankz

Posts: 2460; Member since: Apr 08, 2016

Even as much as I dislike samsung but I can't help but feel thesame way.. I mean all of a sudden? Both old galaxy phones, new galaxy phones, note phones and even tablets now explode? Its either there's someone out there's bent on destroying samsungs reputation internationally or galaxies have always been dangerous but the Note7 fiasco have only opened peoples eyes to become more concious hence we now notice it more often now

13. Jimrod

Posts: 1605; Member since: Sep 22, 2014

More likely a standard level of Li-ion battery powered devices failing as they can, however the spotlight is currently on Samsung due to the Note 7 issue so everything will be reported and scrutinised more. It's pretty standard when a high profile problem occurs.

3. GreenMan

Posts: 2687; Member since: Nov 09, 2015

Samsuphobia... Oh well... G'Day!

4. ctdog4748

Posts: 797; Member since: Mar 05, 2016

This isn't even funny anymore, Samsung is just dangerous.

8. Bankz

Posts: 2460; Member since: Apr 08, 2016

Wadafak? Again???

14. NarutoKage14

Posts: 1274; Member since: Aug 31, 2016

"At some during the flight, the device fell and seemingly became stuck within a seat's reclining mechanism." Did anybody bother to think that maybe the reclining mechanism damaged the battery. It looks like it wasn't properly stored to begin with since it fell. Just takes a little common sense to put the pieces of the puzzle together.

15. Arch_Fiend

Posts: 3934; Member since: Oct 03, 2015

IKR! I was thinking the same thing, if it fell and got stuck in a reclining mechanism and someone then reclined in the seat it would obviously bend the device and possibly damage the battery, which would ultimately end with a smoking device. This is obviously not the same as the Note 7 or even the reports of S7E devices catching on fire.

18. NarutoKage14

Posts: 1274; Member since: Aug 31, 2016

Sometimes reading comprehension and deductive reasoning is severely lacking. I usually fix that with a little coffee.

25. Arch_Fiend

Posts: 3934; Member since: Oct 03, 2015

Amen!

30. joey_sfb

Posts: 6794; Member since: Mar 29, 2012

The trolls are having a field day, nothing about reality concerns them. Samsung has a deep pocket to fight the bad marketing. Trolls vs Samsung the result is as clear as crystal.

20. krystian

Posts: 423; Member since: Mar 16, 2016

They could have given it a nicotine patch for the flight.

21. UnlimitedSkye03

Posts: 269; Member since: Apr 27, 2012

This is pretty bad for samsung's reputation. It's kinda weird though that even old models are affected just after the Note 7 fiasco. :/

22. wando77

Posts: 1166; Member since: Aug 23, 2012

The seems more and more like it's something to do with Apple. Apple make their worst iphone upgrade in history and expect lacklustre sales after realising the 3.5mm jack hasn't been received well and all of a sudden there are all these samsung stories to counter it...... hmmmmm. Stinks to me. Either Apple are putting the stories out there or they got the company to supply duff batteries

23. pegasso

Posts: 285; Member since: Nov 27, 2011

Note 7 has non-removable battery, S7 Edge has non-removable battery Galaxy Tab has non-removable battery, all the troubled phones have non-removable battery .

29. razmahtaz001

Posts: 501; Member since: May 11, 2013

pegasso>>> even if it says its got non removable battery...like most other devices that are considered non removable, you can always pry the back cover open and replace the battery yourself...

26. Junito

Posts: 143; Member since: Feb 12, 2012

I guess all that copying is catching up with old Sammy. Maybe, they should remove the jack also, and make more room for the battery. By the way, that is coming to a device near you.

27. Af1rPA

Posts: 712; Member since: Jun 12, 2014

Ok so some asshole reclined their chair back and broke the tablet causing the battery to almost explode. This is why we can't have nice things because pretty soon all tablets will be banned on all flights.

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