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Rules for using electronic devices on planes could change

An FAA panel met Tuesday discussing new rules that could bring big changes for using or not using electronic devices during takeoff and landing.


Anyone who flies knows that you currently must power off your phone, tablet, iPod, and anything else with an on-off switch until you are at 10-thousand feet.


The panel is working on guidelines to loosen the restrictions without compromising safety.


"These devices have the potential to interfere with airplane systems and airplane radios during flight," said 787 engineer Kenny Kirshoff.


"When I actually landed I went to turn it on and saw that is was on," said passenger Heather Wagner.


According to one poll, nearly a third of all passengers forget to turn off their electronic devices.

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