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Tropical Weather and crash of Air France flight 447

Tropical Weather and crash of Air France flight 447 By Kirk Mellish             Satellite imagery, balloon soundings, and global lightning networks reveal clues about the weather that may have affected the Air France Airbus A330 last Sunday night. The plane flew into thunderstorms, and the updrafts or turbulence associated with those storms, in addition to lightning and maybe icing may have played a role. This is not unprecedented. Look up Pulkovo aviation flight 612 in August of 2006 and Northwest flight 705 in February 1963. The projected flight path of… Read more… »

Bulgaria Air – turbulence accident

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