LOUISVILLE, KY (WAVE) – Southwest Airlines flight 994, destined for Baltimore, never made it off the tarmac at the Louisville International Airport on Wednesday. The plane was grounded when a cell phone caught fire and filled part of the cabin with smoke.
The owner of the phone, Brian Green of New Albany, said he was very well aware of the potential dangers of the Samsung Galaxy Note7. He said he did everything the company asked him to do.
"You just never think those things are going to happen to you," Green said.
Green said he had just boarded when flight attendants gave specific instructions for certain Samsung cell phone owners.
"They asked everyone with a Note7 to power down their phones," he said.
Green said he did just that.
"Within a few seconds I heard a pop, similar to a zip lock bag popping open," Green said. "I kind of looked around to see what was going on and I had smoke just billowing out of my clothes."