It has passed its pilot's test and flown its first plane, but it has also had its first mishap too. The robot can take off, follow a flight plan and land without human intervention. Technologies as an easy way to make any aircraft autonomous. Passenger planes could be flown without a pilot in the next decade, according to a new study. The research was conducted by investment bank UBS, which found that new technology is being developed that would make remotely flying an aircraft feasible in the near future.
All pilots have to do is follow the beams down to 200 feet above the ground, at which point they must be able to see the runway and its approach lights. If not, by federal law, they must climb back up into the soup and decide whether they want to try another approach or go to an alternate airport.
A plane can land by itself using a system that is often referred to as “autoland”. The pilots can program the auto pilot to carry out the landing automatically whilst the pilots monitor the aircraft.
a plane lands on water, cabin air valves which are underwater can be closed by the pilot with a switch in the cockpit, otherwise, they would let in water. The plane would stay afloat long enough for all the passengers to exit the aircraft via the inflated slides.