Apple Maps fail: Drivers sent onto airport runway

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by Associated Press

KING5.com

Posted on September 27, 2013 at 1:42 PM

ANCHORAGE, Alaska  -- You can no longer get directions to the Fairbanks International Airport in Alaska with newer model iPhones and iPads.

Airport spokeswoman Angie Spear says Apple has disabled the directions after a previous glitch took drivers to the edge of a runway instead of the terminal.

Twice this month, drivers ignored signs and warning lights and continued over an active runway. The state of Alaska has asked Apple to fix the map, and airport officials have barricaded that entrance to the taxiway.

Cupertino, Calif.-based Apple didn't immediately return a message to The Associated Press on Friday.

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