3/9/2010

The National Transportation Safety Board says about 75% of the fatal airline accidents in the U.S. over the past 10 years could have been prevented with better flight simulators. Pilots do not receive sufficient training in in-flight emergencies such as an aerodynamic stall because most of the simulators currently in use cannot accurately reproduce such cockpit conditions, according to the NTSB. The board has endorsed updated simulator training for pilots, but the FAA says it prefers to stress training on avoiding such emergency conditions in the first place.

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