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Pilots' iPad Glitch Grounds 2 Dozen American Flights

By    |   Wednesday, 29 Apr 2015 08:41 AM

Roughly two dozen American Airlines flights were grounded Tuesday after pilots were affected by a glitch with iPads, USA Today reported.

The airline told the newspaper that a software application was the source of the problem, which affected a number of different fleets.

"In some cases, the flight has had to return to the gate to access a Wi-Fi connection to fix the issue," Andrea Huguely, director of corporate communications for American Airlines, told USA Today.

"We apologize for the inconvenience to our customers," she said. "We are working to have them on the way to their destination as soon as possible."

A number of passengers sent out messages on Twitter regarding the problem.

One passenger said his airplane was grounded for some time, but that the pilot explained the issue.

"He said, 'My copilot's iPad went black. Exactly 24 minutes after that, mine went black. We were informed it looks like a problem with all the iPads on 737s,'" Bill Jacaruso, a business owner, told USA Today.

According to another passenger, the crew said that flight plans are transmitted on iPads, making them essential to navigation, USA Today reported.

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