Security expert: Planes can be taken over by a smartphone
Updated: Friday, April 12 2013, 11:11 PM EDT
AMSTERDAM (NEWSCHANNEL 3) - A commercial pilot turned security expert claims he can hijack a plane mid-flight with his smartphone.
During a security conference in Amsterdam, Hugo Teso showed how anyone with basic knowledge and the right device can take complete control of an aircraft without ever having contact with the targeted plane.
But the FAA says a pilot on-board could always override the autopilot computer and regain control.