The perils of Samsung Galaxy Note7 seems to be never-ending. The Korean giant has already incurred losses amounting to millions of dollars thanks to the ‘explosive’ batteries of the Note7. It seems that not only the users but even the Indian authorities are in fear of this explosive smartphone, for they have banned the use of the Note7 on all Indian flights.
Following the suit of the US Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) which recently issued a directive in this regard, the Director-General of Civil Aviation (DGCA) issued a notice to all the carriers stating,
“Airlines are advised to ensure the following for the safety of aircraft operations and its occupants: Not to turn on or charge Samsung Galaxy Note7 mobile phone on board the aircraft. Not to stow them in any checked-in baggage”
Although people are allowed to carry their Samsung Galaxy Note7 on flights but they will have to carry it in their handbags and keep it in the switched-off mode throughout the journey. Flyers aren’t allowed to switch it on or charge it during the course of the journey.
Directorate General of Civil Aviation chief B S Bhullar said that this order has been issued keeping air safety in mind and will come into immediate effect.
Interestingly, Samsung hasn’t officially launched the Galaxy Note7 in the Indian market, but there are still off chances of people acquiring it from foreign countries or the grey market. DGCA wishes to stay on the safe side and even we appreciate this safety move as prevention is always better than cure.