June 10, 2011
Report: Phones really could cause planes to crash
ABC News managed to get hold of a report by the International Air Transport Association that makes for very interesting reading. For it seems to link up to 75 incidents on planes with interference from cell phones or other electronic devices. [via CNet]
Like most airline passengers, you probably have serious doubts about those pre-flight announcements asking you to turn off your cellphones, blackberries, iPods and anything else electronic.
But a confidential industry study obtained by ABC News indicates there really could be serious safety issues related to cellphones and other PEDs. Especially on older aircrafts and at lower altitudes.
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