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You Won't Believe What Showed Up on This In-Flight Map

August 27, 2014 at 10:11 AM | by | ()

Twitter user @nycsouthpaw was onboard the notoriously lengthy Hawaiian Airlines nonstop flight from New York-JFK to Honolulu yesterday, when he noticed a little something special within the seatback entertainment moving map:

While history buffs may find the inclusion of notable shipwrecks (complete with ship name and year of sinking) to be intriguing, it may also be misconstrued as morbid. There's the Titanic, which sunk in 1912. And there's the Andrea Doria, which met its own tragic fate in 1956. Other ships noted in these snapshots include the Empress of Ireland, Whydah, De Braak, and Lexington.

In discussion over this feature, our friend @airlineflyer voiced his displeasure with it for this very simple reason: "I don't want ANY crashes pointed out to me."

While the sites are technically shipwrecks and not crashes, the idea is the same; the map is pointing out the locations of historic accidents within passenger transportation. It seems to be an optional accent to one of Panasonic's in-flight entertainment systems, also to be seen onboard Emirates flights.

[Images: embedded from Twitter]

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