Samsung phone fire blamed in evacuation of Southwest flight; device was a replacement Galaxy Note 7 that had been powered down

“Southwest Airlines evacuated 75 passengers from a flight preparing to take off from Louisville Airport in Kentucky after smoke from a Samsung Galaxy phone filled the cabin,” Daniel Eran Dilger reports for AppleInsider. “The phone was a replacement Galaxy Note 7 that had been powered down for takeoff.”

“According to a report by The Verge, the Galaxy Note 7 owner, Brian Green, said that his phone had been replaced by AT&T a week earlier as part of Samsung’s recall,” Dilger reports. “The replacement model featured the distinctive green battery icon indicating it was a fixed model deemed ‘safe’ by Samsung.”

” The FAA has issued guidelines that specifically name Samsung Galaxy phones as a fire hazard that should not be plugged in or charged during flight,” Dilger reports. “Green reported that he had powered down the Samsung Galaxy phone when requested by flight crew, but that the device began smoking while in his pocket. He dropped the phone to the ground and said that it began emitting ‘thick gray-green angry smoke.'”

MacDailyNews Take: Make that karmically-angry smoke.

“Green reported that he had only ever used a wireless induction charger to recharge the device, and that it was about 80 percent charged when the fire occurred,” Dilger reports. “The Verge noted that “Green’s Note 7 is in the hands of the Louisville Fire Department’s arson unit for investigation. He has already replaced it with an iPhone 7.””

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MacDailyNews Take: We picture beleaguered Samsung lying beaten in a ditch with Karma showing up right after breakfast, lunch, and dinner in order to deliver another swift kick in the teeth. The vision makes us feel all warm and toasty inside. 🙂

FOAD, slavish copier. FOAD.

Jeep charging a Samsung Galaxy Note 7 (left) and a Jeep charing an Apple iPhone (right)
Jeep charging a Samsung Galaxy Note 7 (left) and a Jeep charging an Apple iPhone (right)


Garage charging a Samsung Galaxy Note 7 (left) and a garage charging an Apple iPhone (right)
Garage charging a Samsung Galaxy Note 7 (left) and a garage charging an Apple iPhone (right)

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  1. Don’t want innocent victims made of SamSplode’s folly and inept tech. Especially on a plane with huge potential casualty numbers. Banning them altogether would seem to be a sensible precaution. At this point the Galaxy Note 7 is a complete fiery bust. You couldn’t ask for worse PR – not that it might not work or work well but that it might actually KILL you!

  2. It was a REPLACEMENT SamSplode.

    The worst possible scenario has now begun.

    Samsung must be on antidepressants at this point and wearing Depends.™ 💊💊💊💊💊💊

    It’s a party. 🍾🍻👶💸🔊🖕🤑🎊🎉🎂🎁🎄🎅🎃🎧🎤🎶👌👍

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