The Civil Aviation Ministry has prohibited the use and carriage of Samsung’s Galaxy Note 7 smart phone on board aircraft.
The decision came in the wake of several incidents of battery of the phone getting exploded. The ministry has issued a public notice advising airlines and travelers not to turn on or charge the smart phones during flights.
Passengers have also been advised not to stow them in their checked in baggage. The Samsung has already recalled the smartphone following complaints.
The phone has been under scrutiny since it was recalled for having batteries that are at risk of catching fire and exploding.