Replacement Samsung Galaxy Note 7 catches fire on plane
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Replacement Samsung Galaxy Note 7 catches fire on plane

Southwest Airlines flight 944 from Louisville to Baltimore was evacuated this morning while still at the gate because of a smoking Samsung Galaxy Note 7 smartphone.


More worryingly, the phone in question was a replacement Galaxy Note 7, one that was deemed to be safe by Samsung.


Green demonstrated, owner of the Note 7, on the phone earlier today and he confirmed that he had picked up the new phone at an AT&T store on September 21st. A photograph of the box shows the black square symbol that indicates a replacement Note 7 and Green said it had a green battery icon.


Green's colleague went back onto the plane to retrieve some personal belongings and said that the phone had burned through the carpet and scorched the subfloor of the plane.


Green's Note 7 is in the hands of the Louisville Fire Department's arson unit for investigation.