US President Donald Trump
US President Donald Trump

Airplanes are far too complex to fly, tweets Trump amid Boeing 737 Max 8 crash probe

ANI | Updated: Mar 12, 2019 23:45 IST

Washington [US], Mar 12 (ANI): US President Donald Trump on Tuesday took a dig at the aeroplane manufacturers for making "far too complex" planes and said that "computer scientists" are required to fly them.
In a veiled reference to Boeing company whose 737 MAX 8 jet was crashed on Sunday killing all 157 people on board in Ethiopia, Trump tweeted: "Airplanes are becoming far too complex to fly. Pilots are no longer needed, but rather computer scientists from MIT. I see it all the time in many products."
"Always seeking to go one unnecessary step further, when often old and simpler is far better. Split second decisions are...needed, and the complexity creates danger. All of this for great cost yet very little gain," he tweeted.
"I don’t know about you, but I don’t want Albert Einstein to be my pilot. I want great flying professionals that are allowed to easily and quickly take control of a plane!", his tweet further reads.
The recent Boeing crash harkened back the bitter memories of Last year Indonesia plane crash in which 189 people were killed, when a Lion Air jet--a Boeing 737 MAX 8 - crashed in the Java Sea, close to Jakarta, Indonesia.  
The primary investigation in Lion Air jet crash found that a malfunctioning sensor and an automated response from the aircraft's software left pilots fighting furiously to control the aircraft before. (ANI)

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