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Tuesday 27 September 2016

Airline bans use of Galaxy Note 7 on flights

Published 15/09/2016 | 14:36

Samsung's Galaxy Note 7 cannot be used on a Slovenian airline's flights (AP)
Samsung's Galaxy Note 7 cannot be used on a Slovenian airline's flights (AP)

Slovenian airline Adria Airways has banned the use of Samsung's latest mobile phone on its flights due to safety concerns.

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The carrier said the Galaxy Note 7 devices need to be turned off during the entire flight, cannot be charged on board and should not be put into checked luggage.

The airline said this is in line with recommendations issued by the European Aviation Safety Agency in the aftermath of reports of dozens of phones exploding due to a battery fault.

Samsung has recalled 2.5 million phones after several dozen caught fire and exploded probably due to a subtle manufacturing error

Aviation authorities in the US, Australia and Europe have urged passengers not to use or charge Note 7s while flying and not to put them in checked baggage.

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