A glitch in iPads used by the American Airlines pilots forced the carrier to ground dozens of flights on Tuesday, April 28th. American Airlines said in a statement that the issue was caused by a software application on iPads. Andrea Huguely, director of corporate communications at American Airlines, said that more than a couple dozen flights of varying fleets were affected.
American Airlines blames faulty third-party app
Huguely said that in some cases, “the flight had to return to the gate to access WiFi connection to fix the issue.” Business owner Bill Jacaruso was on board Flight 1654 from Dallas to Austin. After the flight was delayed for quite some time, the pilot came over and explained the situation, recalled Jacaruso. The pilot over the loudspeaker said that his copilot’s iPad went black, and exactly after 24 minutes, his too went black. Twitter was buzzing Tuesday night on the iPad issue.