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What happens if you don’t put your phone on flight mode during flight?

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KATHMANDU — Airlines prescribe travelers change their phones to flight mode during a flight but do you know the reasons behind it ?

If you don’t, experts have now unveiled what REALLY happens if you don’t do that.

It’s commonly believed that a device’s signal can interfere with a plane’s electrical and telecommunications systems but can they cause a crash?

According to MailOnline Travel, now experts can unveil reality behind the prevalent view and discovered precisely what happens, when you don’t put your device on flight mode.

Writing on a blog post for the site AirlineUpdates, a pilot revealed that although mobiles can cause audible interference with the aircraft’s radios, but it’s rare.

The pilot continued: “You’ve probably heard this interference yourself when a phone is set near a speaker. It sounds like a ‘dit-dit-dit-dit’ tone and it’s pretty annoying.”

In fact, the most likely reason for airlines asking passengers to put their devices on flight mode is to avoid annoying the pilots and air traffic controllers with awful sounds.

Despite some passengers believing their phones could bring the plane down, experts claim modern technology is safe and reliable and there’s no evidence electronics have ever caused a crash.

Airline workers experience the same sort of unpleasant sounds that we do if a mobile phone is too close to a set of speakers.

If a plane makes 50 journeys, the interference occurs only twice, on average, over that period of time and often this can be because of cabin crew member’s phones.

But, if there are repeated interference, it can cause the pilot or crew to miss a crucial radio call from air traffic control.

Now, some international airlines are introducing telecommunication base stations that operate at very low power and designed not to interfere with crew’s signals.

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Over 20,000 drivers taken action through CCTV monitoring





KATHMANDU— The Metropolitan Traffic Police Division (MTPD) has effectively launched monitoring of vehicles plying on the road through close circuit (CC) camera in Kathmandu valley.

Traffic Police are keeping a close watch on drivers to check whether they are following the traffic rules or not.

A total of 20,024 drivers of various vehicles faced action based on such monitoring. The police begun this bid since 2073 BS and it has become effective so far, said SSP Basanta Panta of the Traffic Division.

Most of the cases were related to violation of the traffic lane and driving on ‘one way’ roads, he added.

The police are monitoring the traffic activities through 460 close circuit cameras installed at the Division Office, Ranipokhari.

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