Though reports have surfaced about the dangers of cell phones and disasters that they can cause, many of them have proven false. Though evidence or coincidence may have, at one times, proven these myths to be dangerous for good reason, repeated accidental or planned testing has shown these myths to be false whether they are repeatedly shown to be purely coincidental or technological advancements keep this myths from being reality.
The myth that cell phones or other mobile devices interfere with aircraft’s navigational systems and other components, causing it to crash, has remained one of the most debated issues in aeronautical travel. Though there hasn’t been any confirmed studies a direct link between plane crashes and cell phones being used onboard a flight, it is still a rule set by the airlines to be followed. According to the Federal Communications Commission (FCC), regulations for cell phone use aboard in-flight aircrafts is prohibited in the U.S. However, the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) does not actually prohibit cell phone or mobile device usage onboard an in-flight aircraft. This rule is left to the airline or communication system of the aircraft on whether mobile devices can be used or not. Given the evidence and regulations set, or not set, this rule seems to be enforced as to rather be safe than sorry.