Chesley “Sully” Sullenberger’s testimony before the House Transportation Committee comes as Boeing is working to get the planes, grounded worldwide since March, certified by the Federal Aviation Administration and back in the air.
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“I recently experienced all these warnings in a 737 MAX flight simulator during recreations of the accident flights. Even knowing what was going to happen, I could see how crews could have run out of time before they could have solved the problems. Prior to these accidents, I think it is unlikely that any US airline pilots were confronted with this scenario in simulator training,” Sullenberger said.
Sullenberger, whose “Miracle on the Hudson” landing in 2009 saved the lives of all 155 people on board, told the panel that it’s important pilots don’t have “inadvertent traps.”