Accidents: Shear

The chaotic air motion from shear in all dimensions can bring planes down - such as in this case study - but is relatively easy to detect with modern weather products.

Once again we delve into aviation accidents. The official 2019 numbers won’t be out until November, but the 2018 NTSB release showed there were 1347 accidents with 393 fatalities. The vast majority of these, as we might expect, were general-aviation accidents, with a sizable number of them due to weather. The airlines, charter operators, and […]
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