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Was Galaxy Note 7 Phone Responsible for Plane Fire at Norfolk Airport?

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Was Galaxy Note 7 Phone Responsible for Plane Fire at Norfolk Airport?

Reports of smoke on board a flight from Norfolk International Airport on Friday morning have heightened concerns about Galaxy Note 7 cellphones which have been linked to battery fires.

Norfolk airport spokesman Morgan Durrant told WAVY.com flight attendants saw smoke emerging from the back of the plane during take-off. The fire has been linked to a battery, but it’s not clear if there is a link to a Galaxy Note 7.

Batteries can burn Galaxy Note 7s

A burned up Galaxy Note 7

Durrant stated that flight attendants acted quickly and dissipated the smoke in the plane. She said the smoke came from a spare phone battery not connected to a device.

Delta is still working to determine the source and type of battery on the flight from Norfolk to Atlanta.

This is a frightening episode that comes at a time when warnings have been issued over the Galaxy Note 7 phones.

US safety regulators announced a formal recall of Samsung’s Galaxy Note 7 smartphone just says ago after a spate of fires resulted in injuries and property damage.

Although Samsung initiated a voluntary recall, it was not enough to satisfy Consumer Product Safety Commission chairman, Elliot Kaye who criticized the company for failing to co-ordinate with his agency.

The phone is linked to a fire in Port St Lucie in Florida. An owner was charging his Samsung Galaxy Note 7.

One of the problems with this recall is most people can’t distinguish a Note 7 from the rest of Samsung’s phones.

The Consumer Product Safety Commission warns the lithium ion battery in these phones poses a serious burn risk.

Our Virginia dangerous products lawyers are concerned about the dangers inherent in these phones.

Defective products such as tires, cars, medicines and medical devices injure and kill thousands of people every year. You can see more on our dangerous and defective products page.

If you’ve been injured by a badly made or designed product, you have the right to seek compensation for your injuries.  Cooper Hurley Injury Lawyers will work closely with you to get you a recovery or settlement for your losses. To find out more about our legal services, contact us at 757.455.0077 or online to schedule an appointment for a free consultation or click here to start a live chat with a lawyer.

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John Cooper

John Cooper is a veteran of personal injury law practice in Virginia. A native Virginian, he was raised in Norfolk and Virginia Beach. He has more than 20 years of experience handling personal injury cases and recently handled the largest auto accident settlement in 2010, according to VA Lawyers Weekly. The award provided $3.5 million to a child whose young father died when the vehicle he was a passenger in was rear-ended by a careless truck driver.

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Jim Hurley

Jim Hurley has been practicing law throughout Virginia for more than two-and-a-half decades. During his career, he has tried more than 100 jury trials — a staggering number — and handled hundreds more that were settled out of court. He is guided by the principle that the client is in charge of his or her case and should be kept fully aware of the litigation process. Jim has been awarded an AV Rating by Martindale-Hubbell, the highest rating given, for his practice of law. He was named in Virginia Super Lawyers in 2014, 2015, 2016.

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Bill O’mara

Bill O’Mara started his legal career in 2008, moving back to his home town of Chesapeake, VA. He has practiced in the field of plaintiffs’ personal injury and other litigation. He has gained extensive court room and trial experience, including contested trials before judges and juries across Hampton Roads. In 2014, Mr. O’Mara joined Cooper Hurley Injury Lawyers as an associate attorney. He became a partner in 2017.

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