Cell phones really do cause interference on airplanes

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Cell phone use on airplane

Well, now I feel like a jerk. Apparently the rules I've been sort of ignoring for years on airplanes are actually there for a reason, and a recent industry study determined that cell phones and electronic devices can cause serious problems.

The International Air Traffic association has documented seventy-five cases of possible electronic interference, one of which actually caused the autopilot on a plane to disengage at 4,500 feet. So yeah, pretty horrifying. Do you think this will scare airline passengers straight, or is texting and listening to music while the plane takes off still just way too appealing to let go of?