News bites: Distracted flying

The National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB) has ruled that texting played a role in a 2011 helicopter crash.

Scientists are saying that airline passengers may be at risk of getting exposed to radiation from “dark lightning.”
Seventy-three percent of Americans do not keep track of their frequent flyer miles, according to a new survey.

Self-driving cars
may be closer to reality than you think.