Smartphone Catches Fire on a Flight — Plane’s Fire Extinguishers Don’t Work

For fairly a while each industrial flight I boarded within the U.S. made an announcement about Samsung Galaxy Note 7s catching on hearth. You couldn’t convey one onboard. If you have been residing below a rock and nonetheless utilizing a Note 7 darn it you’d study in regards to the dangers when you tried to board a industrial flight.

I carry a Samsung Galaxy S7 cellphone. Less technically inclined people would ask me, “isn’t that the one that catches fire?” No, no it isn’t.

That doesn’t imply Samsung telephones gained’t catch hearth on planes although. In reality on Friday one apparently did — a Samsung Galaxy J7 — onboard a Jet Airways home flight from Delhi to Indore.

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Just fifteen minutes into Jet Airways flight 791’s 411 mile jaunt a passenger observed smoke coming from her carry on bag which was beneath the seat in entrance of her. She known as for the crew to help.

  • It seems that she had three telephones in her bag, and the Samsung J7 was smoking.
  • But the onboard hearth extinguishers didn’t work based on a passenger’s report.
  • So they “put the phone in a tray of water”
  • And crew put the opposite telephones that weren’t smoking in water too as a result of why not.

Over the summer season a Samsung J7 reportedly exploded within the palms of a four 12 months previous. I’ve seen different stories too. Here somebody set a Samung J7 on hearth simply to look at it burn.

Jet Airways, whereas not commenting on inoperative hearth extinguishers, says their “crew immediately took charge of the situation…as per the prescribed guidelines” and Samsung says they’re “in touch with relevant authorities for more information.”

It’s a good factor this occurred within the passenger cabin, and that the US authorities didn’t drive all world airways to place electronics in checked baggage.

(HT: Live from a Lounge)

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