Re: Can't use GPS on Alaska Airlines

From:         Dave Benjamin <dbenj@slip.net>
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Date:         03 Sep 96 01:16:58 
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Robert Moore wrote:
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> One of the worst airline midair accidents was caused by a passenger playing
> his portable FM receiver during flight. (snip)

Please identify the accident and the circumstances.

It seems incomprehensible that aircraft avionics that MUST frequently
fly over high-powered radio transmitters could be so suceptible to stray
onboard RF.  My understanding is that the restrictions on in-flight use
of electronic devices is based entirely on unsubstantiated anecdotal
evidence.