When All Else Fails, Blame A Phone
from the dial-up-the-ol'-misdirection dept
Fresh off death by charger and another Great Wall lightning strike is word that maybe the interest in lifting in-flight cellular bans is misplaced: evidently a plane in Indonesia landed at the wrong airport after a passenger was using their mobile phone when the aircraft was getting ready to land. Arguments about the effect of mobile phones on planes' guidance systems aside, wouldn't somebody, either in the cockpit or in air traffic control, have noticed the plane wasn't where it was supposed to be? The plane was supposed to land at the Minangkabau International Airport in Padang, which opened in July, but instead landed at the city's old airport. Sounds like somebody just screwed up, rather than a phone being to blame.