By Snejana Farberov For Dailymail.com
Published: 19:26 GMT, 15 March 2019 | Updated: 20:07 GMT, 15 March 2019
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
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