Samsung Note 2 emits smoke on board IndiGo plane

Samsung Note 2 emits smoke on board IndiGo plane

New Delhi, Sep 23 (IANS) Panic ensued on board an IndiGo international flight on Friday early morning when smoke began issuing from the overhead storage bin, officials said.

Alert passengers on board the flight from Singapore to Chennai noticed the smoke and burning smell and immediately alerted the cabin crew, the budget passenger carrier said.

“IndiGo confirms that a few passengers travelling on 6E-054 flight from Singapore to Chennai noticed the smoke smell in the cabin this morning (September 23, 2016) and immediately alerted the cabin crew on board,” the airline said in a statement.

According to the low-cost carrier (LCC), the smoke was being emitted from a Samsung Note 2 smartphone which was placed in the baggage of a passenger in the overhead bin.

“The crew quickly identified minor smoke coming from the hat-rack of seat 23 C and informed the Pilot-in-Command who further alerted the ATC of the situation on board.”

“The crew discharged the fire extinguisher which is as per the Standard Operating Procedures prescribed by the aircraft manufacturer, and quickly transferred the Samsung Note 2 into a container filled with water in lavatory,” the statement said.

“The aircraft made a normal landing at Chennai airport, and all passengers were deplaned as per normal procedure. This equipment (Samsung mobile) will be further examined by the concerned departments. IndiGo has voluntarily informed the DGCA (Directorate General of Civil Aviation).”

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