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Civil Aviation Ministry prohibits use of Samsung’s Galaxy Note 7 mobile on board an aircraft

New Delhi. The Ministry of Civil Aviation (MoCA) has issued a public notice prohibiting the use of Samsung’s Galaxy Note 7 smartphone on board an aircraft, a Government press statement in this regard said September 9.

The Ministry has advised airlines and travelling public not to turn on or charge the said mobile during flights. This has been done in light of several incidents globally, involving the battery of Samsung Galaxy Note 7.

Passengers have also been advised not to stow them in their checked in baggage.

However, a Samsung India Spokesperson reacting on the Government’s action said: “We are aware of the Directorate General of Civil Aviation (DGCA) notice. Consumer safety and peace of mind are our top priority. Galaxy Note7 sales have not started in India, and we have delayed sales to alleviate any safety concerns. We plan to expedite new shipments of Galaxy Note7 soon to reduce any inconvenience for our customers.”