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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1. darkkjedii (Posts: 18475; Member since: 05 Feb 2011)
What the heck was the pilot doing using a phone inflight anyway?
2. ocilfa (Posts: 334; Member since: 03 Aug 2012)
Read the article. The passenger in the 9th row was using the phone that caused it.
7. darkkjedii (Posts: 18475; Member since: 05 Feb 2011)
My bad... I read it lol, I feel like duhhhhh lol
42. SupremeLeader (Posts: 6; Member since: 19 May 2013)
"That wasn't a very smart post dude." :-)
20. guest (Posts: 329; Member since: 13 Jun 2012)
Using Apple maps will definitely lead you off course ;-)
24. darkkjedii (Posts: 18475; Member since: 05 Feb 2011)
There was no apple maps in 2011. That wasn't a very smart post dude.
41. anywherehome (Posts: 971; Member since: 13 Dec 2011)
but for navigation by Apple it was a better state :)
3. aditya.k (Posts: 493; Member since: 10 Mar 2013)
@darkjedii: Did you even read the article? Pilot blames it on passengers using iPhone not himself! lol :D
6. darkkjedii (Posts: 18475; Member since: 05 Feb 2011)
No I only read the headline...lol my bad. That headline is kinda confusing
4. TROLL (banned) (Posts: 4851; Member since: 13 Apr 2012)
Apple users and fans need AdobeFlashPlayer to watch this.
8. darkkjedii (Posts: 18475; 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.
9. akki20892 (Posts: 3879; Member since: 04 Feb 2013)
even Batman still finding joker...lol have u watch that parody.
10. Ninetysix (Posts: 2197; Member since: 08 Oct 2012)
Myth's already been busted.
12. PhoneArenaUser (Posts: 5498; Member since: 05 Aug 2011)
Have you watched video below article before commenting? I think you didn't...
13. Mxyzptlk (Posts: 8984; 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.
21. tedkord (Posts: 9110; 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.
33. darkkjedii (Posts: 18475; Member since: 05 Feb 2011)
Well mxy they did locate the person, and he had an iPhone.
15. ZeroCide (Posts: 758; Member since: 09 Jan 2013)
It was an iphone error in navigation. He was using Apple maps on his iPhone!!!
16. nerdylish (Posts: 51; Member since: 13 Apr 2013)
Bro, you just went full retard. Never go full retard.
26. PapaSmurf (Posts: 10312; Member since: 14 May 2012)
Apple Maps was released in 2012 so you're statement is invalid.
31. darkkjedii (Posts: 18475; 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.
28. ZeroCide (Posts: 758; 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.
39. omarr (banned) (Posts: 149; Member since: 15 Sep 2012)
THE FUNNIEST THING I HAVE HEARD TODAY