CASA issues warning to passengers on mobile phones

The Papua New Guinea Civil Aviation Safety Authority warns passengers to ensure all mobile phones are switched off during duration of the flights.

“The phone should be carried in hand baggage and should not be charged during the flight. Passengers are also reminded of the need to inform cabin crew when a device is damaged, hot, produce smoke, is lost, or falls into the seat structure,” Wilson Sagati, CASA managing director said.

“CASA PNG also recommends air operators to ensure that this information is conveyed to passengers and crew.

“Passengers who own the Galaxy Note 7 model should refer to the manufacturers’ website for further advice.”

This follows the recall of the brand by its manufacturer Samsung because it possesses a risk to the user because of overheating of the battery cells.

Picture source: Papua New Guinea Civil Aviation Safety Authority website.


Charles Yapumi