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On the plane , the eyes once again turned to mobile phones as the plane landed at Seattle – Tacoma International Airport. A phone reportedly caught fire during the descent. The crew evacuated the plane quickly after the plane landed and intervened with fire extinguishers to control the fire. Some of the passengers injured in mild form is said.
While the phone was reportedly charred beyond recognition, airport spokesman told The Seattle Times that the device was discovered by a passenger. Identified as Samsung Galaxy A21 said. However, the authorities did not make a definite statement about the brand and model information of the phone.
There were 128 passengers and six crew members on board. Seattle-Tacoma International Airport officials made the following statement about the incident: ” Earlier this evening, POSFD responded to a report of a fire in the cabin of Alaska Airlines Flight 751. On arrival, the fire was under control and the passengers and crew were evacuated from the aircraft. Passengers were transported to the terminal by bus, some of whom were slightly injured. The plane was towed to a gate and had no random impact on airport operations.”
It is inevitable that this event will bring Samsung’s Note 7 scandal to mind. News of Galaxy Note 7 phones on fire came back, the South Korean giant had to recall the phones. The US Federal Aviation Administration officially banned the use of Galaxy Note 7s, and Samsung finally stopped production of the phone altogether.
Of course, linking this latest event to the Galaxy Note 7 scandal isn’t exactly wrong. Because the Galaxy A21 has been in use since 2020 and the incident is the only one reported so far. So do it to value as an isolated event looks more real.