Fourstripe From United States of America, joined Dec 2003, 98 posts, RR: 0 Posted (10 years 5 months 4 weeks 1 day 3 hours ago) and read 1631 times:
As everyone knows, FA's give a speech at the beginning of every flight about "approved" and "unapproved" electronic devices during flight. Also, all electronic devices have to be off for the first and last 10 minutes of any flight. My question is what could happen if someone left a device on, or if someone used an "unapproved" device during flight? Plane losing control, loss of navigation radios, electrical failure, ....?
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RareBear From United States of America, joined Jan 2004, 553 posts, RR: 0
Reply 2, posted (10 years 5 months 4 weeks 1 day 3 hours ago) and read 1537 times:
What effect could a radio receiver, such as a scanner, have on the aircraft electronic systems? Also such things as a GPS unit? Neither of these devices transmit any type of signal, do they, so how could they affect the systems?
MYT332 From United Kingdom, joined Sep 2003, 9112 posts, RR: 71
Reply 3, posted (10 years 5 months 4 weeks 1 day 2 hours ago) and read 1510 times:
Well flying back from Egypt to MAN last month i forgot to turn my mobile phone off before we boarded, as it happens i only turned it off over Italy. We didn't crash but still, oopsie!
While im on the subject of contraband onboard a/c, I also had a knife in my hand luggage on one flight last year, and a Swiss army knife on my keychain in my hand luggage on the afore mentioned flight.