Samsung Galaxy Note 7 Banned From Flights By DGCA
Yes, the use of Samsung Galaxy Note 7 on planes is banned by DGCA, following several incidents of the smartphone’s battery exploding. Officials fear it might cause planes to catch fire if it’s in switch on mode on flights. The Officials has also banned flyers from carrying this particular device in check-in bags. They will be allowed only to carry Samsung Galaxy Note 7 in their hand bags.
The Directorate General of Civil Aviation (DGCA) issued this order on Friday. Director General for Civil Aviation B S Bhullar said “In the light of recent incidents involving battery issue with Samsung about its Galaxy Note 7 devices globally, travelling public and airlines are advised to ensure not to turn on or charge Galaxy Note 7 mobile phone on board the aircraft,”
Samsung said it has confirmed 35 instances of Note 7 catching fire or exploding. The world’s biggest smartphone marker is now being pulled from shelves in 10 countries within few weeks of it’s launch. This ban is likely to hurt Samsung’s brand image.
Many international airlines like Singapore Airlines, Qantas and Virgin Australia have banned it’s fliers from turning on or charging their Note 7 on flights. And also have asked them not to stow Note 7 in any of their checked baggage.
This Note 7 series is one of the most expensive line-ups released by Samsung. The Galaxy Note 7 is not yet available in India.