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A Worry for Some Pilots: Their Hands-On Flying Skills Are Lacking

By Zach Wichter and Jack Nicas, March 14, 2019

In nearly 100 million flights by United States passenger airlines over the past decade, there has been a single fatality. Other than most landings and takeoffs, the planes have largely been flying themselves. But the recent crashes of Boeing 737 Max 8 jets in Indonesia and Ethiopia have raised questions about the downside of all that automation.

https://www.nytimes.com/2019/03/14/business/automated-planes.html?smprod=nytcore-ipad&smid=nytcore-ipad-share

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