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Samsung phone catches fire on jet

NEW DELHI (AP) – A Samsung Note 2 phone emitted smoke and sparks on a flight from Singapore to southern India, the airline said.

The phone was found in the bag of a passenger in an overhead bin after other passengers reported smelling smoke in the plane, IndiGo said. It said there was no fire but sparks and smoke were coming from the phone.

The crew used a fire extinguisher and then placed the phone in a container filled with water in a lavatory, the Indian airline said in its statement.

The aircraft made a normal landing at the Chennai airport and all passengers deplaned normally, it said. The phone will be examined to determine the cause of the incident, the airline said.

The company said it had been informed of an incident in India with the Samsung Note 2, which uses a replaceable battery and was released in 2012.