NEW DELHI:- A smoking Samsung phone sparked alarm on an Indian flight on Friday, the airline said, weeks after the manufacturer recalled 2.5-million units of its latest model when batteries began catching fire while charging. Airline IndiGo said it had dealt with an incident involving “minor smoke” coming from a Samsung Note 2 device in a passenger’s hand luggage on a flight from Singapore to the southern Indian city of Chennai. The phone was not the same model as that involved in the recall.

“IndiGo confirms that a few passengers travelling on 6E-054 from Singapore to Chennai noticed the smoke smell in the cabin this morning and immediately alerted the cabin crew on board,” the airline said in a statement.