You Really Should Turn Off Your Phone When Flying . . . Even One Can Make a Plane Crash
We’re all usually pretty good about turning off our electronics and phones when planes take off and land . . . even though none of us really believe that someone using an iPod is going to make a plane go down.
Well . . . it actually might.
–According to a new study by the International Air Transport Association, even ONE electronic device might be able to mess with a plane’s systems and cause them to shut down. Which could lead to a catastrophe.
–Of course, the device would have to be emitting the exact right frequency and the odds are extremely low. But they’re not ZERO.
–And if there are several people all ignoring the warnings and using their electronics, the study found it can create a, quote, “perfect storm” that could interfere with the plane’s instruments.
–The study found that iPads were most likely to cause interference, followed by iPhones and BlackBerrys.