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The emergency procedure nobody practices

But even the most ardent autopilot supporter has to admit they have limitations. And in some critical situations, like the accidents described above, autopilots essentially throw up their hands and say to the pilots, “your airplane!” There is no warning that the autopilot may be about to shut off and no in-between state: it’s there one second and gone the next.

via The emergency procedure nobody practices – Air Facts Journal.