Peter Steven Ho
5 min readFeb 8, 2022

How 5G Interference Can Potentially Takedown An Aircraft

The placement of 5G antennas near airports have created a huge problem for airplane.

Photo by caeuje from Pixabay

As the wireless 5G network continues to roll out around the world, information has come to light that the signal from 5G antennas might interfere with an aircraft when it comes in to land.

But before we proceed any further, let me clarify that these concerns have nothing to do with crazy 5G conspiracy theories.

In fact, the potential danger that 5G poses have attracted the attention of the US Federal Aviation Administration (FAA), the International Air Transport Association (IATA) and the International Federation of Air Line Pilot’s Association (IFALPA).

In a recent statement from the FAA,

The FAA is working to ensure that radio signals from newly activated wireless telecommunications systems can coexist safely with flight operations in the United States, with input from the aviation sector and telecommunications industry.

And in a joint statement from the IATA and IFALPA, they acknowledge that

There is a major risk that 5G telecommunications systems … will cause harmful interference to … all types of civil aircraft…

The aircraft system that’s affected

Peter Steven Ho

BSc (Hons), LLB. Freelance writer in Technology, Science and Travel. Come join me on a journey of discovery.