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FAA Bans Samsung Galaxy Note 7 On All Flights

Posted at 6:15 PM, Oct 15, 2016
and last updated 2016-10-15 19:48:39-04
For those who have wanted to board a flight with a Samsung Galaxy Note 7, you won’t make it past the security checkpoint. Both the passenger and smart phone will be turned away.

The Samsung Galaxy Note 7 has now been considered a forbidden hazardous material, and the FAA has now banned the phone from all flights in the United Sates. 

"I was told when I checked my bag downstairs at Southwest, they asked me if I had a Galaxy, I said no," said one Nashville International Airport passenger.

Nearly 100 of the smartphones have been reported exploding, causing the emergency ban effective on October 15. FAA officials said they realize the ban has been an inconvenience, but the safety of the passengers comes first.  

Passengers flying at Nashville International Airport did not seem to mind the emergency ban.

"I would hate to be on a plane that was to catch on fire and lose lives. If it's a defective product, they need to take it off the market. I think there's enough evidence now there's a problem with the phone," said Rickey Childers.

Anyone caught smuggling their Samsung Galaxy Note 7 onto a plane will face criminal prosecution and additional fines.

"I think it is a good thing, until they know what's making it happen. I think it's wise to be better safe than sorry," said Patricia Childs.

A Nashville International Airport spokesperson said signs will be posted soon warning passengers.