Motorists cross Alaskan runway due to Apple Maps flaw
Air traffic at an airport in the US state of Alaska has been disrupted to a flaw on the Maps application for the iPhone.
Airport news for Flights,Travel on 26/09/2013.
Air traffic at an airport in the US state of Alaska has been disrupted to a flaw on the Maps application for the iPhone’s IOS operating system.
According to a BBC report published on Wednesday, officials in the central Alaskan city of Fairbanks opted to close a portion of the city’s commercial airport after two motorists had driven on to its runways within the last three weeks.
The navigation software had apparently directed the drivers to the taxiways at Fairbanks International Airport but did not actually tell them to drive onto the runway itself, according to the report.
Apple has yet to issue an official comment on the matter, however any Apple Maps users searching for the airport on the application now receive a message that directions are “not available”.
Officials from Fairbanks airport said that they had issued an initial complaint to California-based Apple about three weeks ago and that a barricade has been set up in front of the taxiway and will remain in place until the issue has been permanently fixed.