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May 2nd, 2012
11:31 AM ET

Passenger punished for using iPad on airplane calls FAA rule 'ridiculous'

New York Times bestseller Grant Cardone and CNN chief business correspondent Ali Velshi were both on the Delta flight that was forced to make an emergency landing last month after birds got into one of the plane's engines shortly after take-off.

Cardone caught the incident on video on his iPad, which he was using despite the fact that electronic devices are supposed to be turned off during airplane take-offs and landings.

The video has gotten Cardone in trouble with the FAA and he's recently received a warning letter letting him know that a record of his rule infringement will be kept for two years.

Today on Starting Point, Cardone explains why he thinks that the FAA's rule about electronic devices is "ridiculous."

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  1. Thomas

    I am not quite sure why I think a journalist who has no practical experience or technological background in this matter would find him or herself in a position to call a rule such as this 'ridiculous' unless, of course, he just did not get his way and is simply still having a tantrum, granted a now poised one but a tantrum nonetheless.

    May 2, 2012 at 9:45 pm | Report abuse | Reply

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