Samsung Galaxy J7 explodes mid-air in Jet Airways flight

Samsung Galaxy J7 explodes mid-air in Jet Airways flight

Samsung Galaxy J7 explodes mid-air in Jet Airways flight

The mobile phone of a passenger caught fire during a Delhi-Indore Jet Airways flight on Friday, a close shave for almost 120 people who eventually landed safely after the crew put the device in water.

In response, Jet Airways issued a statement saying the crew handled the situation as per guidelines. The crew put the phone in a tray full of water to douse off the fire and avoid mid-air crisis.

A Samsung smartphone caught fire mid-air on a Delhi-Indore Jet Airways flight last Friday, leaving passengers into a distressed situation.


The user, identified as Arpita Dhal, noticed smoke coming out from her handbag where the device was kept as reported by Hindustan Times. "We prayed to god", Atul said.

Further, the flight 9W 791 Delhi-Indore was carrying 120 people who eventually landed safely. Arpita argued that she will file a complaint against Jet Airways because none of their extinguishers seemed to work. The reason behind the incident is still unknown. "Jet Airways crew immediately took charge of the situation, as also all necessary steps as precautionary measure, and as per the prescribed guidelines". "If there is a major fire or blast what will they do when their fire extinguishers don't work like this", Arpita told HT. Meanwhile, commenting on the matter, Samsung spokerperson informed BGR, "We are in touch with relevant authorities for more information. At Samsung, customer safety is top priority". Earlier this month, another Samsung smartphone was caught catching fire in Indonesia, and at the time, the company had blamed use of a third-party battery.

One thing you need to know, however, is that the update to Android 7.1.1 Nougat has only been confirmed for those using the Galaxy J5 2016 in Poland.

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