Is there any remaining doubt that humans cannot do two things at once — specifically, drive and talk on the phone?
Now, a Canada Transportation Safety Board report says people can’t fly and talk so well either, at least in the case of a crash in British Columbia last November that killed a man.
In the report, released this summer, the investigators found the pilot spent much of the flight on his cellphone and was unable to maintain a consistent altitude during the calls.
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Bob Collins has been with Minnesota Public Radio since 1992, emigrating to Minnesota from Massachusetts. He was senior editor of news in the ’90s, ran MPR’s political unit, created the MPR News regional website, invented the popular Select A Candidate, started several blogs, and every day laments that his Minnesota Fantasy Legislature project never caught on.
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