klm617 wrote:This is so much over kill here. With their problems the Lockheed Electra, Boeing 737-300, Airbus A320, Boeing 767, and The DC-10 were never grounded. Directives were put out and adhered to and all went well. It's of note that when the DC-10 was grounded after the AA 191 crash it wasn't the fault of the plane either. There needs to be proper training done and if the airlines in some countries can't provide adequate training for their novice pilots the they should be required to send their recruits to Boeing and Airbus for proper training. In times of trouble pilots need to rely on their flying skills to get them out of harms way not on the computer system. How many pitot tube accidents have their been where the crew were given erroneous air speed readings and flew their aircraft into the ground and those planes were not grounded.
Welcome to the 21st century.
So you are comparing 737MAX problems with Lockheed Electra that was introduced about 60 years ago, DC-10 about 50 years ago, 737-300 and 767 about 35 years ago, A320 about 32 years ago.
About same time ago, Bill Gates reportedly said that 640 KB should be enough RAM for everyone. So an accident due to erroneous air speed data from a single pitot tube at that time was still acceptable due to limitations in computational power available. Not any more.