The Directorate General of Civil Aviation (DGCA) has issued a public notice on Friday, prohibiting the use or carriage of Samsung Galaxy Note 7 onboard.
The Samsung Galaxy Note 7 witnessed a controversial recall after issues of battery overheating were reported globally.
Fearing explosion of batteries onboard, the DGCA has added that the device will only be allowed if the device has been switched off.
Earlier on Friday, the tech giant revealed the cause of the issue on it’s UK website saying, “Based on our investigation, we learned that there was an issue with the battery cell. An overheating of the battery cell occurred when the anode-to-cathode came into contact, which is a very rare manufacturing process error.”
An Australian man was left with burns when his Samsung Note 7 “exploded” as he slept in his hotel room.