Earlier today, a Samsung Galaxy Note 2 (not to be confused with the recently recalled Galaxy Note 7) caught fire on a plane from Singapore to Chennai. Passengers noticed a strange smell in the airplane cabin and reported it聽to crew. The crew searched the cabin and found a smoking Galaxy Note 2, a discontinued handset release in 2012. They extinguished the phone and the plane landed safely.聽Samsung is aware of the incident and is speaking with authorities to look into the matter.

The crew was able to douse the phone with water from the lavatory, but not before it was reduced to a charred mass of metal. And the worst news for the Korean corporation yet is聽the India鈥檚聽Directorate General of Civil Aviation (DGCA) is issuing an advisory requesting聽that, in the future, passengers leave their Samsung Note devices off while flying. Yikes.

Samsung Office in Seoul

The timing really couldn鈥檛 be worse for Samsung, as it comes in the midst聽of the Galaxy Note 7 fiasco. Hopefully Samsung will be able to turn things around, but recovery is going to be a long, hard road.

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(h/t聽The Hindu;聽photos via Getty聽)