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Air France Crash Points to Pilot Error as Skills Get Review

Airline pilots need better training on how to fly planes in an emergency with only limited aid from computers, investigators concluded after probing how cockpit confusion doomed Air France Flight 447 and killed 228 people.

Aviation authorities should revise pilot training and make changes to aircraft certification, flight recorders and data transmission, the French BEA aircraft accident bureau said today in a report into the 2009 crash off the coast of Brazil.