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Samsung Galaxy Note 7 explodes during Southwest flight boarding

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A Samsung Galaxy Note 7, the kind of cellphone that has been recalled for overheating batteries, exploded Wednesday morning aboard a Southwest Airlines flight on the ground at Louisville. The incident happened about 9:15 a.m. as Flight 994 to Baltimore was boarding. Arson investigators confirmed that a Samsung phone overheated, leading to smoke in the cabin, according to WHAS-TV reporter Rachel Platt. (www.usatoday.com) Altro...

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Highflyer1950
Can't help but wonder if the older, thicker phones that didn't bend while in your skinny jeans back pocket would fare better than these new super thin ones........not that I could get into skinny jeans anymore!
amiablebird
Ed Merriam 1
http://www.adweek.com/adfreak/samsung-has-robotic-butt-sit-galaxy-note-4-comical-bendgate-video-160577
TorstenHoff
Reports say that this was a phone that had been replaced by AT&T on September 21st as part of Samsung's recall, so it had the new, "safe" battery.
amiablebird
Ed Merriam 5
Battery Manufacturers: "We Just Hate Airplanes"
jeffbeaumont
Why do they allow these phones on planes?
joelwiley
joel wiley 4
Explosion? It looked something like this?
http://abcnews.go.com/Technology/video-captures-spacex-rocket-explosion-launch-site/story?id=41803090

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TorstenHoff
Here is a better headline: "Galaxy Note 7 ignores 'No Smoking' signs on plane"


https://www.cnet.com/news/samsung-galaxy-note-7-smoking-southwest-airlines/
joelwiley
joel wiley 4
Good one.
USAToday would never go for it. Most everyone else would.
Bernie20910
Gotta get that market share and those advertising dollars somehow.
profjbosco
I've never used this kind of Mobile.It's really dangerous and heats all of a sudden!!!
crk112
crk112 1
Haha they needed arson investigators to confirm the situation
sakohaji
I am a fan of the Galaxy world and I was about to buy this Note 7 but with those incidents happening around I feel sad for it and happy I did"t rush to buy one. Again battery issues are never going to end regardless of the type of phones you are using. I am glad they were on the ground when it happened and many airlines are announcing not to use Note 7 on planes anyway.
WALLACE24
WALLACE24 1
Samsung has come out with the fix. Boeing engineers gave it to them. They are sending out fireproof boxes to put your phone in.

Doobs
Dee Lowry 0
Passengers were told not to bring a Note 7 on board.Is common sense a thing of the past? Come on passengers
...get educated and follow aviation rules.That device could bring down an aircraft.Fire is devastating to an aircraft. Follow the rules!!! Trust me...as a crew member I have been there.
Cadefoster
If it was an Apple iPhone CNN would be demanding the end of Apple. But unlike Apple, CNN/American Media does not view Samsung as an "Evil American Corporation".....
saskip
Well, wel... Perhaps the owner of this Galaxy7 didn't know that there was a recall of just this type of cellphone because just this type of problem... OR, perhaps, this was an ignorant idiot thinking that this sort of problem happens only to others...
joelwiley
joel wiley 3
Actually, the offending unit was a replacement for a recalled one. I don't think the first one torched.
Av8orjeff
Jeff Smith 5
I wonder why an ignorant idiot doesn't read the story in its entirety and get all of the facts before calling someone else an ignorant idiot.

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