Calling Apple maps a "navigation tool" is a serious misuse of the term.

The Alaska Dispatch recently reported that the map application's turn-by-turn directions instructed users to drive across the airport runway to get to the Fairbanks International Airport terminal in Fairbanks, Alaska. For reasons that are unnecessary to outline here, telling passengers to cross an active airport runway to get to their gate is probably pretty dangerous.

Apple has told airport officials that the error will soon be fixed, CNET reports. For now, directions to the airport "could not be found" when HuffPost editors tried to replicate the error.

Apple did not immediately respond to a HuffPost request for comment.

Apple Maps, which debuted in June of 2012, is notorious for its numerous fails and glitches. The application's problems are so widespread that there is a Tumblr committed to chronicling as many as possible.

Though Apple Maps is still plagued by problems a year after its debut, there have been some noticeable upgrades in the iOS 7 version. As Tech Radar points out, the maps now have a night mode and turn-by-turn directions for pedestrians. The app can also keep track of the spots you visit most with a feature called "Frequent Locations." To turn this on, go to "Settings," then "Privacy," then "Location Services," then scroll down to "System Services."

Still, when it comes to apps and technology in general, remember that you can't always trust the machine. If this story didn't illustrate that clearly enough for you, take it from our friends from The Office:

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  • Trippy

    ‏<a href="https://twitter.com/jsjohnst/status/248777036586434561" target="_hplink">@jsjohnst</a> tweeted it best: "Doing LSD was one of the most important things I've done in my life." --Steve Jobs From: ‏<a href="https://twitter.com/jsjohnst/status/248777036586434561" target="_hplink">@jsjohnst</a>

  • Bird's Eye View

    The Statue of Liberty is looking a little... flat. From: <a href="https://twitter.com/davidgustav/status/248501912780034049/photo/1" target="_hplink">@davidgustav </a>

  • The 'Piccadilly Circus Massacre'

    Well... at least it kind of looks like art? Form: <a href="https://twitter.com/Reggington/status/248769785985376257/photo/1" target="_hplink">@Reggington</a>

  • Close!

    But no cigar. From: <a href="http://theamazingios6maps.tumblr.com/post/31933298818/close" target="_hplink">The Amazing iOS 6 Maps</a>

  • Satellite Deficiency

    If you squint, you can <em>almost</em> see... no, nevermind. From: <a href="http://theamazingios6maps.tumblr.com/post/31926970760/my-university-just-doesnt-exist-sam" target="_hplink">The Amazing iOS 6 Maps</a>

  • Cloudy With A Chance Of No Direction

    <em>Definitely</em> helpful. From: <a href="http://theamazingios6maps.tumblr.com/post/31921226163" target="_hplink">The Amazing iOS 6 Maps</a>

  • The Brooklyn Bridge Is Falling Down, Falling Down

    @fromedome calls this "#ios6pocalypse," and we agree. From: <a href="https://twitter.com/fromedome" target="_hplink">@fromedome</a>

  • Only An Island Away

    According to Apple Maps, the city of Hong Kong is not actually on Hong Kong Island (because that makes sense...). From: <a href="http://www.ausbt.com.au/6-reasons-travellers-should-be-wary-of-apple-maps-in-ios-6" target="_hplink">Australian Business Traveller</a>

  • Where's The Train?

    London's Paddington Station no longer exist. From: <a href="http://www.ausbt.com.au/6-reasons-travellers-should-be-wary-of-apple-maps-in-ios-6" target="_hplink">Australian Business Traveller</a>

  • Boston's Melting

    Maybe Apple's just giving us a glimpse of what Boston will be like after global warming. From: <a href="http://theamazingios6maps.tumblr.com/post/31923394035/i-93-at-the-zakim-bridge-in-boston-never-knew-it " target="_hplink">The Amazing IOS 6 Maps</a>

  • Wherever You Are..

    ..is obviously not importnat. From: <a href="http://theamazingios6maps.tumblr.com/" target="_hplink">The Amazing iOS 6 Maps </a>

  • Woolworths Is Back In Business!

    Wait, no? Apple Maps, you disappoint grandmothers everywhere... From: <a href="http://theamazingios6maps.tumblr.com/post/31931119956/look-whos-back-in-business" target="_hplink">The Amazing iOS 6 Maps</a>

  • Duplicated Diaoyu Islands?

    One for China, and one for Japan. From: <a href="https://twitter.com/samuel_wade/status/248710189820280832" target="_hplink">@samuel_wade</a>

  • Dear Tourist, Good Luck

    Don't even try searching for a location in Japan, as the country's data seems to be widely unavailable. From: <a href="http://www.phonearena.com/news/10-fails-found-in-Apple-Maps_id34699#8-" target="_hplink">Phone Arena</a>

  • Did The Sears (Willis) Tower Shrink?

    Nope, the buildings of Chicago (and other cities) are just mislabeled. #NBD From: <a href="http://www.phonearena.com/news/10-fails-found-in-Apple-Maps_id34699#5-" target="_hplink">Phone Arena </a>

  • Spelling Fail

    The capital of Ukraine can be spelled Kiev or Kyiv... but definitely not Kylv. From: <a href="http://www.phonearena.com/news/10-fails-found-in-Apple-Maps_id34699#3-" target="_hplink">Phone Arena </a>

  • To Be, Or Not To Be?

    Shakespeare's birthplace Stratford Upon Avon will <em>not</em> be, as Apple Maps has completely erased this town. From: <a href="http://www.huffingtonpost.co.uk/2012/09/20/apples-ios-6-maps-app-fails_n_1899603.html" target="_hplink">Huffington Post UK</a>

  • Lost Apple Store

    In Australia, one Sydney Apple Store is listed on the wrong side of the road. Compared to other Apple Maps mistakes, this isn't too big of a deal -- but c'mon, it's the Apple Store. From: <a href="http://www.huffingtonpost.co.uk/2012/09/20/apples-ios-6-maps-app-fails_n_1899603.html#slide=1546612" target="_hplink">Huffington Post UK </a>

  • London's Lookin' Good...No It's Not

    "What a crock of shit," <a href="https://twitter.com/loopingstar?tw_i=248501412332437504&tw_e=screenname&tw_p=tweetembed" target="_hplink">@loopingstar</a> says of his blurry hometown's new map. From: <a href="https://twitter.com/loopingstar/status/248501412332437504" target="_hplink">@loopingstar</a>

  • Brooklyn Bridge a shadow of its former self

    <a href="http://www.huffingtonpost.com/social/lynnfoss126"><img style="float:left;padding-right:6px !important;" src="http://s.huffpost.com/images/profile/user_placeholder.gif" /></a><a href="http://www.huffingtonpost.com/social/lynnfoss126">lynnfoss126</a>:<br />

  • LondonEye

    <a href="http://www.huffingtonpost.com/social/anishpc"><img style="float:left;padding-right:6px !important;" src="http://images.huffingtonpost.com/twitter_profile_img/3935874.png" /></a><a href="http://www.huffingtonpost.com/social/anishpc">anishpc</a>:<br />London Eye Capsules?

  • University of Utah Golf Course?

    <a href="http://www.huffingtonpost.com/social/kudzudog"><img style="float:left;padding-right:6px !important;" src="http://s.huffpost.com/images/profile/user_placeholder.gif" /></a><a href="http://www.huffingtonpost.com/social/kudzudog">kudzudog</a>:<br />I suppose I could go here to work on my "pitch" shot.

  • Another Glitch in the Apple Map App - Can't locate Frisco, Texas!

    <a href="http://www.huffingtonpost.com/social/principessadrit"><img style="float:left;padding-right:6px !important;" src="http://images.huffingtonpost.com/twitter_profile_img/2576114.png" /></a><a href="http://www.huffingtonpost.com/social/principessadrit">principessadrit</a>:<br />

  • Ghost Races

    <a href="http://www.huffingtonpost.com/social/DefineReality"><img style="float:left;padding-right:6px !important;" src="http://s.huffpost.com/images/profile/user_placeholder.gif" /></a><a href="http://www.huffingtonpost.com/social/DefineReality">DefineReality</a>:<br />This track hasn't existed since 1992 when the property was sold to Boeing.

  • EIFFEL TOWER ACCORDING TO APPLE MAPS

    <a href="http://www.huffingtonpost.com/social/larincon"><img style="float:left;padding-right:6px !important;" src="http://s.huffpost.com/images/profile/user_placeholder.gif" /></a><a href="http://www.huffingtonpost.com/social/larincon">larincon</a>:<br />yoga time?