June 19, 2019 / 2:37 PM / 4 months ago

Sullenberger tells Congress 737 MAX pilots should get new simulator training

WASHINGTON, June 19 (Reuters) - Chesley "Sully" Sullenberger, who in 2009 landed a U.S. Airways flight safely on the Hudson River in New York, told a congressional panel on Wednesday that pilots of the now-grounded 737 MAX should get new simulator training before the plane returns to service.

He also said that the Federal Aviation Administration's (FAA) system of certifying new aircraft is not working after two deadly crashes killing 346 people since October: "Our current system of aircraft design and certification has failed us." (Reporting by David Shepardson Editing by Sonya Hepinstall)

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