‘Replacement’ Galaxy Note 7 Catches Fire on Southwest Plane


Until we are able to retrieve the device, we cannot confirm that this incident involves the new Note7. We are working with the authorities and Southwest now to recover the device and confirm the cause. Once we have examined the device we will have more information to share.

As indicated by a report from The Verge, a substitution Galaxy Note 7 brought on a clearing of a Southwest flight withdrawing Louisville, KY toward the beginning of today. Still, in the loading up procedure, the owner, Brian Green, was requested that by flight specialists turn off his cellphone, yet then the sudden happened.

Once shut down, the gadget started to smoke, and soon thereafter Green dropped the phone to the floor of the lodge. Green expresses that the phone was letting off a “thick dim green furious smoke.” Apparently, an associate of Green about-faced onto the flight to snatch effects and could snap a photograph of the gadget as it was smoldering its way through the plane’s rug.

Because of the occurrence, the flight was wiped out and Southwest rebooked travelers on later flights.

Presently, detonating Galaxy Note 7 phones aren’t precisely breaking news any longer, yet the issue is that this specific gadget is accounted for to be a trade for a reviewed unit.

As indicated by the proprietor, this substitution unit was gotten at an AT&T store on September 21, right when substitution models were being dispatched out by Samsung.

The approaches to check if your Galaxy Note 7 is sheltered would be the green battery symbol and a dark square image on the substitution gadget’s crate.

Obviously, this telephone had both of those, which means it ought not to have been at danger of blast. That, as well as Green, checked the IMEI in Samsung’s framework, which expresses the telephone is “NOT” on the rundown of influenced units.

Samsung has yet to issue an announcement on the matter, yet given we have a scratched off local flight potentially because of a swap gadget for a reviewed cell phone, you better trust the organization ought to hope to meet this head-on.

People, I would rather not say it, yet in the event that you possess a Galaxy Note 7, you may very well need to return it if conceivable. Owning this phone is just not worth the danger.