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Pilot blames Apple iPhone for in-flight navigation error from 2011

0. phoneArena 15 May 2013, 19:33 posted on

A commercial airliner back in 2011 was sent off-course thanks to interference from an Apple iPhone, which threw off the compass on the plane; at the time the plane was cruising at 9000 feet and the faulty compass readings sent the plane miles off course. Once a flight attendant told a passenger in the 9th row to turn off his iPhone, the problem with the navigation system cleared up and the pilot was able to right the plane...

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posted on 15 May 2013, 19:40 2

1. darkkjedii (Posts: 11463; Member since: 05 Feb 2011)


What the heck was the pilot doing using a phone inflight anyway?

posted on 15 May 2013, 19:51 20

2. ocilfa (Posts: 333; Member since: 03 Aug 2012)


Read the article. The passenger in the 9th row was using the phone that caused it.

posted on 15 May 2013, 20:07 3

7. darkkjedii (Posts: 11463; Member since: 05 Feb 2011)


My bad... I read it lol, I feel like duhhhhh lol

posted on 20 May 2013, 01:11

42. SupremeLeader (Posts: 6; Member since: 19 May 2013)


"That wasn't a very smart post dude." :-)

posted on 15 May 2013, 21:06 17

20. guest (Posts: 95; Member since: 13 Jun 2012)


Using Apple maps will definitely lead you off course ;-)

posted on 15 May 2013, 21:14 6

24. darkkjedii (Posts: 11463; Member since: 05 Feb 2011)


There was no apple maps in 2011. That wasn't a very smart post dude.

posted on 16 May 2013, 02:10 1

41. anywherehome (Posts: 971; Member since: 13 Dec 2011)


but for navigation by Apple it was a better state :)

posted on 15 May 2013, 19:51 8

3. aditya.k (Posts: 461; Member since: 10 Mar 2013)


@darkjedii: Did you even read the article? Pilot blames it on passengers using iPhone not himself! lol :D

posted on 15 May 2013, 20:06 3

6. darkkjedii (Posts: 11463; Member since: 05 Feb 2011)


No I only read the headline...lol my bad. That headline is kinda confusing

posted on 15 May 2013, 19:56 4

4. TROLL (banned) (Posts: 4851; Member since: 13 Apr 2012)


Apple users and fans need AdobeFlashPlayer to watch this.

Pathetic™

®

posted on 15 May 2013, 20:09 1

8. darkkjedii (Posts: 11463; Member since: 05 Feb 2011)


No it's in HTML5 format also. I just watched a bit on my iPad. One of the ladies is named Meagan.

posted on 15 May 2013, 20:09 4

9. akki20892 (Posts: 3477; Member since: 04 Feb 2013)


even Batman still finding joker...lol have u watch that parody.

posted on 15 May 2013, 21:55 2

38. darkkjedii (Posts: 11463; Member since: 05 Feb 2011)


I did...hilarious!!!

posted on 15 May 2013, 19:58 1

5. LAFN (Posts: 44; Member since: 19 Jul 2009)


There's an app for that?

posted on 15 May 2013, 20:11 1

10. Ninetysix (Posts: 1615; Member since: 08 Oct 2012)


Myth's already been busted.

http://dsc.discovery.com/tv-shows/mythbusters/mythbusters-database/cell-phones-interfere-plane-instruments.htm

posted on 15 May 2013, 20:36 1

12. PhoneArenaUser (Posts: 5478; Member since: 05 Aug 2011)


Have you watched video below article before commenting? I think you didn't...

posted on 15 May 2013, 20:48 2

13. Mxyzptlk (Posts: 3563; Member since: 21 Apr 2012)


I think the pilots trying to cover up that he has poor navigational skills and wants to blame the iPhone for it.

posted on 15 May 2013, 21:12 4

21. tedkord (Posts: 4815; Member since: 17 Jun 2009)


Stop it. It wasn't that it was an iPhone in particularl, just that it was a phone. Quit being such a troll.

posted on 15 May 2013, 21:40 1

32. darkkjedii (Posts: 11463; Member since: 05 Feb 2011)


+1 Ted

posted on 15 May 2013, 21:41 3

33. darkkjedii (Posts: 11463; Member since: 05 Feb 2011)


Well mxy they did locate the person, and he had an iPhone.

posted on 15 May 2013, 23:54

40. VZWuser76 (Posts: 1450; Member since: 04 Mar 2010)


WOW....just WOW.

posted on 15 May 2013, 20:54 1

15. ZeroCide (Posts: 692; Member since: 09 Jan 2013)


It was an iphone error in navigation. He was using Apple maps on his iPhone!!!

posted on 15 May 2013, 20:58 6

16. nerdylish (Posts: 51; Member since: 13 Apr 2013)


Bro, you just went full retard. Never go full retard.

posted on 15 May 2013, 21:22 4

26. PapaSmurf (Posts: 8306; Member since: 14 May 2012)


Apple Maps was released in 2012 so you're statement is invalid.

posted on 15 May 2013, 21:38

31. darkkjedii (Posts: 11463; Member since: 05 Feb 2011)


I think ZeroCide should call it a nite, and go to bed. He's had a rough day on PA. +1 smurf.

posted on 15 May 2013, 21:27 1

28. ZeroCide (Posts: 692; Member since: 09 Jan 2013)


Some people on here are too serios and sensitive when it comes to their idevices
I was not going full retard. It was a sarcastic joke. Seee Apple maps get people lost he was blaming an i phone. Get it.... lighten up ppl.

posted on 15 May 2013, 22:15

39. omarr (banned) (Posts: 149; Member since: 15 Sep 2012)


THE FUNNIEST THING I HAVE HEARD TODAY

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