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Is It Really Dangerous To Use Phones On Planes?

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Southwest Airlines planes take off from the airline's hub at Dallas Love Field on March 12, 2008 in Dallas, Texas. (credit: Rick Gershon/Getty Images)

NEW YORK (CBS) - Most of us who fly have seen someone on a plane using a cell phone after the crew tells you to shut them off. Sometimes they get kicked off the flight, as happened to Alec Baldwin. But is it really dangerous to leave them on during takeoff and landing? CBS News correspondent John Blackstone spoke to a couple of people who would know: “Miracle on the Hudson” pilot and CBS News aviation and safety expert Capt. Chesley “Sulley” Sullenberger and Dave Carson, an engineer at Boeing and co-chairman of the Federal Aviation Administration committee that issued the electronics ban.

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