The multinational mobile maker giant Samsung received yet another setback as a Galaxy J7 device reportedly burst into flames and even more worryingly, in the middle of a Jet Airways flight that was bound for New Delhi from Indore. The incident took place on Friday. The flight crew swung into action and successfully managed to submerge the device in water, saving everyone onboard from a potential catastrophe. As per reports, owner of the Samsung smartphone, identified as Arpita Dhal, noticed smoke releasing from her handbag, in which she had kept the Samsung smartphone along with three other handsets. She immediately called the crew for help, who then tried to extinguish the fire using the fire extinguishers in the flight. Once this attempt failed, the crew then put the Galaxy J7 smartphone into a tray of water to put out the fire, along with Arpita’s other smartphones as a precautionary measure.
In an interaction, Arpita stated “I will complain against Jet Airways after I return home. This is a question of safety of passengers in flights. If there is a major fire or blast what will they do when their fire extinguishers don’t work like this.” The situation was serious enough to create a panic in the flight as Arpita’s husband Atul recalls “It was a mid-air panic. We prayed to god.”