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DGCA bans use of Samsung Galaxy Note 7 in all aircraft

The first advisory was issued after smoke arose from a Samsung phone device leading to evacuation of a Southwest flight 994 in the US.

, ET Bureau|
Oct 20, 2016, 01.00 AM IST
NEW DELHI: The Directorate General of Civil Aviation (DGCA) has banned usage of Galaxy Note 7 in flights in the country.

The Indian aviation regulator issued the order today, a week after US Federal Aviation Authority banned it from all flights in the US. Post the FAA order, airlines in India have announced ban in carriage of these phones on flights.

Problems of fire around Samsung' latest phone - Galaxy Note 7 - led to the Korean mobile company banning its sales.

The first advisory was issued after a case of smoke emitting from a Samsung phone device was noticed leading to evacuation of a Southwest flight 994 in the US.

Samsung is facing problems with its newly launched Galaxy Note 7 phones, after it discovered 35 cases of the phone catching fire when charged were reported in several markets.

The company announced last month that it would replace 2.5 million of the smartphone model because of a flaw in its battery that could result in the devices bursting into flames or exploding. Till the time of the recall, Samsung had already sold more than 2.5 million units.

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