Phone Threat To Air Safety

from the really-there? dept

Earlier this week we had an article that got some attention about whether or not there really was any “risks” involved in using mobile phones on a plane. As if expecting such questions to be raised, the Civil Aviation Authority over in the UK has come out with a report talking about the dangers of using mobile phones on airplanes. They claim that in the past seven years there have been 35 mobile-phone related safety “incidents”. The specific indcidents include: “false warnings in the cockpit, distractions causing aircraft to stray accidentally onto runways or fly at the wrong altitude, interrupted radio communications and multiple safety systems malfunctions.”

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