This latest incident comes just as it appeared Samsung had resolved its 'exploding phone' crisis with replacement devices issued and sales reportedly picking up.
Samsung Electronics Co said in a statement it was working to recover the device and to understand the cause.
No injuries were reported as a result of the incident and an investigation is now underway by the Consumer Product Safety Commission and the Federal Aviation Administration. This would be the first reported occurrence of a post-recall Galaxy Note 7 catching fire inside the United States.
No one was injured, and after the phone began smoking, everyone evacuated the plane and the flight was canceled.
A Louisville to Baltimore Southwest Airlines flight was forced to vacate their seats because of a "smoking" Samsung Galaxy Note 7, according to The Verge.
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The box of the phone shows a black square symbol, which Samsung uses to indicate a replacement Note 7. Brian Green, the owner of the Galaxy Note 7 in question, had supposedly powered down the handset as was requested by the flight crew.
It began to overheat in the owner's pocket, emitting a "thick grey-green angry smoke".
A flaming Samsung phone is to blame for the evacuation of a Southwest Airlines plane in Louisville on Wednesday, according to Metro Arson. The episode could be damaging for the company, since the replacement devices were thought to be safe.
Smoke from a Samsung device prompted a U.S. airline to evacuate a flight. If these phones are also vulnerable to the same problem, Samsung may have a much bigger problem on its hands.
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