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Features April 2017 Issue

Stormy Encounters

The Texas pilot inexplicably made a turn almost into the core of the storm when a safe-appearing passage was a few miles south.

Stormy Encounters

Its time for another look at some unfortunate aviators who had dangerous encounters with weather. Their ultimate demise has at least left us to gain some wisdom.

While we certainly dont need to examine weather accidents to remind us that weather can be a killer, reviewing them can be a good teacher. The accidents well review attracted only a couple paragraphs in the local newspaper and were quickly forgotten, but every incident has the potential to save lives. Well try to understand their story by digging into radar and weather data and poring through the NTSB archives and try to find just how these pilots got themselves in trouble and what lessons we can learn.

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