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Should Airplanes Be Flying Themselves?

Should Airplanes Be Flying Themselves Vanity Fair


Airline pilots were once the heroes of the skies. Today, in the quest for safety, airplanes are meant to largely fly themselves. Which is why the 2009 crash of Air France Flight 447, which killed 228 people, remains so perplexing and significant. William Langewiesche explores how a series of small errors turned a state-of-the-art cockpit into a death trap.

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Pretty soon we'll live in a world of self-driving planes, trains, and automobiles. 

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