A Samsung Note 2 phone reportedly catches fire on a domestic flight landing into Chennai. The Directorate General of Civil Aviation (DGCA) has summoned Samsung officials. The phone was kept in the overhead bin.
A DGCA spokesman said that, "The crew noticed smoke from the bin and found the device was emitting smoke after possibly catching fire. They used fire extinguishers on it."
According to a DGCA spokesman, "We advise flyers to exercise caution while flying with Samsung Note devices. They should either keep these devices switched off or not travel with them."
The regulator has asked the airline to give it the phone for a probe. This matter will be discussed with Samsung officials on Monday.