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Samsung Note 7 NCAA bans use of exploding phone on flights

The phone has been recalled due to a battery fault which has been causing the devices to explode.

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The Nigerian Civil Aviation Authority (NCAA) has banned the use of the Samsung Note 7 phone on flights.

The phones have been recalled by Samsung due to a battery fault which has been causing the devices to explode.

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Samsung Galaxy Note7

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The NCAA gave the order via a statement signed by General Manager, Public Relations, Sam Adurogboye.

The statement reads in part:

“NCAA is appealing to the passengers’ responsibilities in relation to ensuring safety and security of air transportation.  Importantly, all airlines are hereby advised to emphasize the prohibition of these devices on board during passenger briefings by the Cabin Crew.”

“Similarly, all those responsible for searching or screening checked-in baggage are expected to intensify the procedures to identify possible checked-in Samsung Galaxy Note 7.”

ALSO READ: Newly-launched Galaxy Note 7 phones reportedly prone to 'explode'

The NCAA also urged all passengers and airline operators to obey the instruction for the purposes of safety and security.

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