Smoking Samsung tablet forces flight to make an emergency landing
posted by Ben R. / Sep 27, 2016, 8:47 AM
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.
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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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.
posted on Sep 27, 2016, 8:50 AM 16
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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.
posted on Sep 27, 2016, 8:59 AM 0
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check this outwww.youtube.com/watch?v=RSgsug
posted on Sep 27, 2016, 9:40 AM 7
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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.
posted on Sep 27, 2016, 4:42 PM 0
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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
posted on Sep 28, 2016, 4:35 AM 0
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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
posted on Sep 27, 2016, 8:51 AM 19
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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.
posted on Sep 27, 2016, 9:02 AM 2
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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
posted on Sep 27, 2016, 9:06 AM 10
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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.
posted on Sep 27, 2016, 9:19 AM 1
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"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.
posted on Sep 27, 2016, 9:22 AM 20
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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.
posted on Sep 27, 2016, 9:32 AM 9
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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
posted on Sep 27, 2016, 10:45 AM 0
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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 .
posted on Sep 27, 2016, 10:48 AM 0
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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.
posted on Sep 27, 2016, 2:48 PM 0
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