'Miracle on the Hudson' hero slams 'absurdly low' number of pilot training ...

Hero pilot Sully of 'Miracle on the Hudson' fame slams 'absurdly low' number of training hours for Ethiopian Airlines pilots after deadly crash Captain Sullenberger, 68, wrote a Facebook post Thursday addressing Sunday's accident that killed 157 passengers and crew on Ethiopian Airlines Flight 302  Retired US Airways pilot raised questions about the design of Boeing 737-8 MAX  He also drew attention to the 200 hours of flight that the first officer on the flight was reported to have had under his belt, calling the number 'absurdly low' For comparison, American commercial pilots must have at least 1,500 before getting their certification  

By Snejana Farberov For Dailymail.com

Published: 19:26 GMT, 15 March 2019 | Updated: 20:07 GMT, 15 March 2019

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Captain Chesley B Sullenberger III, who gained international fame in 2009 when he landed a disabled commercial jetliner in the Hudson River, saving everyone on board, has criticized the training Ethiopian Airlines pilots after the airline's deadly crash.

Sullenberger, 68, a retired US Airways pilot-turned-safety advocate, shared a lengthy post on his Facebook page Thursday addressing Sunday's accident that killed 157 passengers and crew on Ethiopian Airlines Flight 302. 

The hero of the 'Miracle on the Hudson' began by stating that while the cause of the the disaster is still unknown, the common denominator between this week's tragedy and the Lion Air Flight 610 crash in Indonesia that happened last October is that both involved a Boeing 737-8 MAX.

Captain Chesley B Sullenberger III on Thursday publicly weighed in on Sunday's accident that killed 157 passengers and crew on Ethiopian Airlines Flight 302

Captain Chesley B Sullenberger III on Thursday publicly weighed in on Sunday's accident that killed 157 passengers and crew on Ethiopian Airlines Flight 302

Sullenberger addressed the design of the Boeing 737-8 MAX and the 'absurdly low' number of flight hours that the first officer of the doomed plane had under his belt

Sullenberger addressed the design of the Boeing 737-8 MAX and the 'absurdly low' number of flight hours that the first officer of the doomed plane had under his belt 

'It has been obvious since the Lion Air crash that a redesign of the 737 MAX 8 has been urgently needed, yet has still not been done, and the

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