FAA warns over Galaxy Note 7 use on planes

Travel News 16 Sep 2016

The Federal Aviation Administration has warned passengers not to use the new Galaxy Note 7 phone on aircraft.

The advice comes after a series of incidents in which the phone reportedly catching fire during charging.

A statement from the United States department said: “In light of recent incidents and concerns raised by Samsung about its Galaxy Note 7 devices, the Federal Aviation Administration strongly advises passengers not to turn on or charge these devices on board aircraft and not to stow them in any checked baggage.”

Samsung recalled the phone last week after reports emerged of the device exploding during or after charging.

Qantas and Virgin Australia have also told customers not to charge or use the phone during flights.