A jetliner takes off from Washington's Ronald Reagan National National Airport, Monday, Dec. 2, 2013. Pilots are becoming so reliant on computer systems that do most of the flying in today's airliners... more 
A jetliner takes off from Washington's Ronald Reagan National National Airport, Monday, Dec. 2, 2013. Pilots are becoming so reliant on computer systems that do most of the flying in today's airliners that on the rare occasions when something goes wrong, they're sometimes unprepared to take control, according to aviation safety experts and government and industry studies. Increasing automation has been a tremendous safety boon to aviation, contributing to historically low accident rates in the U.S. and many parts of the world. (AP Photo/J. David Ake) less 
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Associated Press | Photo By J. David Ake
Mon, Dec 2, 2013 2:39 PM EST