no. this is a totally unrelated accident, of a two-seat cessna 150,
caused by intense stupidity - flying at night when not qualified,
flying in instrument conditions when not qualified, and adding those
two together is very often fatal, ie Ricky Valens, plus taking
selfies, ie blinding oneself (at night) with the flashes. definitely
a candidate for the darwin award for helping clean up the gene pool
the other accident was a commuter airline, professional, qualified
pilots, making an ILS approach to land, but with a cellphone
interfering with their readings and the ground appeared where it was
not supposed to be.
that's why the 10,000 foot rule. not just for cellphones but for the
cockpit too -- for airlines, all un-necessary talk stops under
10,000 feet. and the speed limit changes too BTW. not that i ever
had to worry about that.
On 3/10/2017 2:42 PM, John Ahern wrote:
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few times I've flown, they are very specific in the
pre-flight announcements, to tell passengers to SHUT OFF
all electronics, saying something like, "not even flight
or airplane mode, please turn them completely OFF"....
which disappointed me, because I wanted to at least use
the CAMERA with the phone in Airplane Mode... but nope. :(
Altitude, we were allowed to use non-phone devices, or
phones in Airplane Mode for other purposes... like the
camera or MP3 player.
I had not
heard that story about a plane CRASHING because of a
rebellious, stupid dolt! :(