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Replacement Note 7 catches fire inside an airplane

Replacement Samsung Galaxy Note7 blows up in a plane
Samsung Galaxy Note7 blown up
A replacement unit obtained from AT&T apparently blew up on a Southwest Airlines flight, but the plane was still at the gate and, fortunately, nobody was injured.

There is no doubt that 2016 is not a good year for Samsung, and the worst part is that the exploding batteries' nightmare seems to continue. After recalling more than 2 million Galaxy Note 7 units it managed to sell all over the world, the South Korean giant now faces the same problem with the latest phablet batch that was supposed to be safe.

A recent report reveals that a Southwest Airlines airplane was evacuated before takeoff at the Louisville Metro Airport due to a replacement Galaxy Note 7 that started smoking and also burned through the carpet. Fortunately, everyone exited safely, the flight was canceled, and the plane did not suffer any significant damage.

The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission just mentioned they are "moving expeditiously to investigate this incident" and, for now, the status of the "safe" Galaxy Note 7 units remains unchanged. Unfortunately for Samsung, the owner of the troubled Galaxy Note 7 mentioned above had enough and decided to replace his phablet with an iPhone 7.

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Codrut Nistor, 2016-10- 6 (Update: 2016-10- 6)
Codrut Nistor
Codrut Nistor - News Editor
Although I have been writing about new software and hardware for almost a decade, I consider myself to be old school. I always enjoy listening to music on CD or tape instead of digital files and I will not even get into the touchscreen vs physical keys debate. However, I also enjoy new technology, as I now have the chance to take a look at the future every day. I joined the Notebookcheck crew back in 2013 and I have no plans to leave the ship anytime soon.