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Pilot Use of Automation Eyed in Air Crashes


Boeing 787 Dreamliner cockpit

In this Feb. 3, 2011, photo, the cockpit of Boeings' new 787 Dreamliner is photographed in Houston.

Credit: AP Photo/Pat Sullivan

Pilots are becoming so reliant on the 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.

From The Associated Press
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