Apple Maps sends drivers across airline runway

Apple's Maps app directed motorists to one of Fairbanks airport's runways rather than its car park
Apple’s Maps app directed motorists to one of Fairbanks airport’s runways rather than its car park

From BBC:

An Alaskan airport has closed an aircraft access route because of a flaw with Apple’s Maps app.

Fairbanks International Airport told a local newspaper that in the past three weeks two motorists had driven along the taxiway and across one of its runways.

Apple’s app had directed users along the taxiway but did not specifically tell them to drive onto the runway.

The firm has now issued a temporary fix.

Users searching for directions are told they are “not available” rather than showing the earlier route.

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