Samsung Galaxy Note 7 banned on all Sri Lankan flights due to fire hazard

Samsung Galaxy Note 7 phones will be banned from Srilankan airline flights including Mihin Lanka after more incidents of the devices overheating and sometimes injuring owners,

“With the Airline’s prime priority being the safety and well-being of passengers, the Airline took immediate action to advise the passengers against the carriage and usage of the device on board and prepared cabin crew members to assist passengers,” it said.

With the imposing of a complete ban the Airline has taken measures to educate the passengers through posters displayed at check-in counters and pre-boarding announcements.

The Airline said it has a procedure in place in case a device is found on-board.

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