I thought experience was important for airline pilots?

At 240 ft the aircraft commander selected flap 25 in an attempt to reduce the drag. As the autopilot attempted to maintain the aircraft on the ILS glideslope the airspeed reduced and by 200 ft had reached 108 kt. The stick shaker activated at approximately 170 ft, and shortly afterwards the First Officer made a... show more At 240 ft the aircraft commander selected flap 25 in an attempt to reduce the drag. As the autopilot attempted to maintain the aircraft on the ILS glideslope the airspeed reduced and by 200 ft had reached 108 kt. The stick shaker activated at approximately 170 ft, and shortly afterwards the First Officer made a nose down pitch control input which reduced the aircraft pitch attitude and caused the auto pilot to disconnect. The aircraft’s initial impact was at a descent rate of about 1,400 fpm and a peak normal load of about 2.9g.

http://www.aaib.gov.uk/cms_resources.cfm?file=/G-YMMM%20Interim%20Report.pdf

so the autopilot did all the work on ba flight 038 at heathrow crash landing and not the "experienced" 777 pilots. and it was the autopilot who saved all those lives and not the "experienced" 777 pilots.

the pilots never declared a mayday. the pilots never told the pax to brace for impact. the pilots did nothing. thanks autopilot for saving those lives.
Update: spoons@
the crew should have disconnected the autopilot the autopilot only disconnected coz the first officer pushed the nose down (which he did so to stop a stall).

it just goes to show that even in a emergency you dont need experience at all. just an autopilot.
Update 2: spoons@

the problem started at about 1000' so no, they DID have time to alert atc and the passengers. dont give me that cock and bull.
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