This week, the Federal Aviation Administration announced their findings in a study into pilots and automated flight systems. According to the study, the increased use of automation in flights has caused pilots to lose the ability to manually operate planes.
"We're seeing a new breed of accident with these state-of-the art planes. We're forgetting how to fly," said a co-chair of the FAA committee on pilot training. Officials say that one major problem is that pilots have significantly fewer opportunities to train in and practice manual operation.
The FAA looked at data on 46 plane crashes and 900 flights in the study. In 60 percent of the airplane accidents they analyzed, crashes were caused by pilot error and pilots' inability to manually operate the plane.
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