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Katharine McPhee -- Mile High Lawbreaker

11/24/2010 4:54 PM PST BY TMZ STAFF

"American Idol" alum Katharine McPhee just broke a cardinal rule in the sky --  turning on her cell phone at 36,000 feet ... and even worse, she bragged about it afterward!

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McPhee caught a flight yesterday ... and after the plane took off, she tweeted, "I love illegally turning on my phone when I'm still in the air ... makes me feel powerful! A tweet from the sky. Hello Atlanta!"

It's a big FCC no-no to turn on your phone after take off -- the penalties include a hefty fine and suspension of her cellular service.

UPDATE: McPhee's rep tells us, "She posted when we landed in Atlanta. She was trying to be funny but obviously some people missed the humor."

Joking about airplane safety -- always a good laugh ...



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91.

robsw88    

It's almost as laughable as her career

1431 days ago
92.

Veectum    

Cell phones don't work up in a plane. That's why those calls made on 911 were fakes.

1431 days ago
93.

stevo     

Wow Im always amazed and cant believe how many ignorant people live in our society. Planes will not crash and no cell phones don't interfere with the instruments. Google it or find it on youtube "mythbusters" you'll find endless studies to prove it. Havent you ever wondered how many other people on the plane have their cell phones on? Dont you think there would be at least one do***ented case of a plane crashing because of someone leaving a cell phone on. Amazing how many idiots believe anything anyone tells them. Go get an education try reading instead of playing video games losers hahaha

1430 days ago
94.

piratesrule8    

There is absolutely zero danger from using a mobile phone on a aeroplane... It's an outdated stupid rule based on no scientific evidence whatsoever.

1428 days ago
95.

Sally    

I hope that she does not fly with me - the law is factual and until it is changed, people should be required to abide by the law.

1428 days ago
96.

ty    

OMG you guys are dumb it wont hurt the plane. Her 2 NEW albums are amazing. she is making great progress with her career. Her album sales are rising. Verve Forcast is a amazing place for her to grow. She is not the only celeb to "Tweet from the sky" I see her big hit coming soon. So just stop hating on her. shes hot,talented, and pure.
i got the Mc fever!
JUST A QUICK PLUG ...GO BUY HER TWO NEW ALBUMS
UNBROKEN
AND
CHRISTMAS IS THE TIME...TO SAY I LOVE YOU

1426 days ago
97.

Jake    

Are you guys serious? You are ripping apart this poor girl merely because you represent a society so structured in hatred and negativity, where the internet provides a facade of courage, behind your bitterness.

Katharine McPhee erred in either "breaking the law" or having a different sense of humor. However, her act does not justify attacks upon her body, voice, etc. Shame on you all.

1415 days ago
98.

Angee    

Idiot.

1107 days ago
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