Trump says ‘airplanes are becoming far too complex to fly’

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President Donald Trump speaks to the National Association of Attorneys General, Monday, March 4, 2019, in the State Dining Room of the White House in Washington. (AP Photo/Jacquelyn Martin)

President Trump on Tuesday tweeted about the complexity of today’s aircraft after Norwegian Airlines joined a growing list of airlines and countries grounding Boeing 737 MAX 8 planes amid safety concerns following the deadly crash in Ethiopia. 

“Airplanes are becoming far too complex to fly,” Trump tweeted. “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,” he continued. “All of this for great cost yet very little gain. 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!”

A growing number of airlines and countries around the world have grounded the planes.

Those airlines and countries include:

  • Norwegian Air Shuttle
  • United Kingdom
  • Malaysia
  • United Arab Emirates
  • Oman
  • Australia
  • Eastar Jet (South Korea)
  • FlyDubai

The Associated Press contributed to this report. 

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