The United Kingdom became yet another country to ground their Boeing 737 Max 8 Planes following the crash of an Ethiopian Airline flight in the Boeing model. This was the second fatal crash involving the model. According to The Hill, President Trump responded by tweeting warnings about the complexity of airplanes.
"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!"
China, Indonesia, Ethiopia, Australia, Singapore, and now the U.K. have all grounded their Boeing 737 Max 8 aircrafts. The Ethiopian Airlines crash killed every passenger on board- 157 people total. The same type of plane as in the Ethiopian crash, the Boeing, crashed in Indonesia last October.
While U.S. officials are assisting in the investigation into the Ethiopian Airlines crash, the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) announced that the planes are safe to fly.
“The FAA continuously assesses and oversees the safety performance of U.S. commercial aircraft,” the agency said. “If we identify an issue that affects safety, the FAA will take immediate and appropriate action.”
On Monday Boeing announced that it would upgrade the software systems in the 737 Max 8 airliners after the Ethiopian crash.