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In this case, it's most likely that the source for the story (the airline?) simply chose not to name the pilot and the editor of the Wikipedia article didn't seek another source that might have done so. It's virtually certain that the pilot's name appears in the official reports of the incident. The airline likely chose not to give the name for PR or legal ...


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It looks like Garmin has been almost able to do it. It isn't quite able to recognize an emergency, but In the new version of the Cirrus Vision Jet and Piper M600, there is an autoland that allows passengers to land the plane if the pilot is incapacitated by just pressing a button. It doesn't just handle primary flight controls, it also handles landing gear, ...


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