After two days of the Samsung Galaxy Note 2 catching fire in an IndiGo aircraft, senior executives of Samsung have held meeting with officials of aviation regulator DGCA. The meeting between Samsung executives and DGCA lasted for more than an hour, and the aviation watchdog has sought technical details about the Galaxy Note series amid concerns over batteries of some of the devices getting overheated and exploding, sources said. On September 23, a Samsung Galaxy Note 2 caught fire inside an IndiGo aircraft which was coming from Singapore and was landing at the Chennai airport. Following the incident, which was the first of its kind involving a Samsung Galaxy Note on board an aircraft in India, DGCA had summoned the company’s officials for a meeting. Also Read - Samsung reveals Galaxy Z Fold 3, Galaxy Z Flip 3 features officially, S Pen support confirmedAlso Read - Amazon Prime Day sale deals revealed: Discount on OnePlus Nord CE, Mi 11X, Samsung Galaxy M42
The Directorate General of Civil Aviation (DGCA) will further examine the particular Galaxy Note 2 that caught fire, the sources further said. The incident happened within a fortnight of the regulator prohibiting the use of Galaxy Note 7 on board following a series of cases of the smartphone’s battery exploding in various countries. The Samsung Galaxy Note 7 is yet to be launched in the Indian market. According to sources, Samsung executives told DGCA that the Galaxy Note 7 manufactured till September 15 will not be sold in India in order to address battery issues.
About today’s meeting, DGCA spokesperson was not available for comment while Samsung did not offer any immediate comment. Soon after the incident of Galaxy Note 2 catching fire was reported on September 23, Samsung had said it was looking into the matter and was in touch with relevant authorities to gather more information.