Experts: Airline pilots so reliant on computers they sometimes fail to take control in mishaps

  • by: JOAN LOWY , Associated Press
  • Updated: December 2, 2013 - 1:40 PM

WASHINGTON — Pilots are becoming so reliant on computer systems that do most of the flying in today's airliners that on the rare occasions when something goes wrong, they're sometimes unprepared to take control, according to aviation safety experts and government and industry studies.

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