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Boeing 737 pilots battled confused safety system that plunged aircraft to their deaths – black box

wolfetone Silver badge

"It's simply not safe to let humans fully fly an aircraft, pilots like to talk about the good old days when everything was manually controlled but the truth is that pilots have never been very good at fully flying an aircraft and never will be. Accident rates have plummeted since the computers took over.

Some pilots still like to think they are big hot shot mega dicks who are fully in control of everything and you will see some commenting that this crash was 100% the pilot's fault and say things like "hur dur any good pilot would have been able to resolve the situation"."

I think the pilots of the Quantas A380 that had an engine explode would beg to differ on that one. Especially when all the computers crapped themselves and basically said "We give up, it's up to you", the pilots landed it safely without hydraulics or anything like that.

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