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Old 09-12-16, 11:22 AM   #1
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The thought is pretty scary and the fumes given off by a burning battery is serious.

http://www.nytimes.com/2016/09/13/bu...with-fire.html

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The Federal Aviation Administration, citing fire hazards, has warned against using Samsung Galaxy Note 7 smartphones on aircraft. Three Australian airlines and the German carrier Lufthansa have outright banned their use onboard.

But the threat of airliner fires is not limited to Samsung devices, which the company has offered to replace. And the hazard is far more than theoretical.

Qantas, one of the Australian carriers, had an onboard fire during a trans-Pacific flight this year when a passenger’s cellphone was crushed in the mechanism of a business-class seat and the phone’s lithium-ion battery ignited.

In January as a Delta Air Lines flight from Minneapolis to Atlanta arrived at the gate, crew members discovered that a carry-on bag containing two laptop computers had burst into flames, according to the F.A.A. The smoke prompted some passengers to use the emergency exits and wait on the wings until help arrived.
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The thought is pretty scary and the fumes given off by a burning battery is serious.

http://www.nytimes.com/2016/09/13/bu...with-fire.html
This is one of biggest fears while flying, especially having seen the aftermath of an unmonitored LiPo explosion.
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I heard recently airlines have informed people who have a certain Samsung phone, it must be completely off and not charging turning the flight.
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ridiculous. walking across the street is infinitely more dangerous than this 'risk'.
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One of the articles that I'd came in passing mentioned a .01 percent among the manufactured Galaxy Note 7's. (Maybe Cnets article about the recall.)
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