The comment below is from a major/experienced commercial airline pilot. I am not a pilot and defer to his expertise — though the observation that “this could never happen,” often seems to surprise us in nasty ways we did not envision or anticipate. With that said…….
“This could never happen….even if they hijacked the entertainment system, all we’d have to do it turn it off or pull the CB’s.
A pilot can always override the autopilot system and disconnect it one of several ways…take power off it and its just not capable any longer.
There have been several times i had to click off the auto pilot because it wasn’t doing what i either expected, or wanted it to do.
As of yet, we don’t allow artificial intelligence into the cockpit and hopefully never will 🙂 but I’m sure there are gamers out there and movie tykes concocting such notions.”