Turns out : NTSB: Crew said they were in "heated discussion" and "lost situational awareness". Investigators are also looking into the possibility that the pilots fell asleep.
Delta suffered another major embarrassment this week when a Delta pilot landed a passenger jet on a taxiway at Atlanta-Hartsfield International Airport instead of the runway. The NTSB also is investigating that case.
Which brings me to my point, with todays technology its really possible get a fully automated plane. I say ditch the pilots, let computers fly it completely and truthfully - I will feel MUCH safer in flight.
My biggest fear of flying is mechanical failure AND pilot error. Let a machine fly and I'll feel 100%, cause even if mechanical failure happens, i have a lot of more faith in a database of flying techniques coupled with lightning fast responses, instantaneous maneuvring and real parallel processing to bring the plane down safely than am imperfect scared pilot with normal human reflexes.