The regulator said that it had been a suspected fire but IndiGo said that there was no fire. The cabin crew used a fire extinguisher out of caution and then put the phone in a container filled with water. Samsung has acknowledged that it’s looking into the matter, saying that “we are in touch with relevant authorities to gather more information.” The regulator has now said that it’s going to send an advisory to all airlines with a warning to keep all Samsung Note smartphones switched off in flights or avoid carrying the phones on commercial flights completely.
This appears to be the first such report about the Galaxy Note 2 as it’s not believed to have widespread battery defects like the Galaxy Note 7. Samsung released the Galaxy Note 2 back in 2013 and it no longer sells this handset officially.