Accession Number:

ADA324098

Title:

FYI, Icing. Number 38,

Descriptive Note:

Corporate Author:

AIR WEATHER SERVICE SCOTT AFB IL

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1997-03-01

Pagination or Media Count:

19.0

Abstract:

Icing is responsible for numerous aircraft accidents and in-flight emergencies each year. One drastic example was the 1994 commuter aircraft crash in Roselawn, Indiana, which killed 68 people. Icing was directly responsible for this tragedy. When ice forms on an aircraft, it distorts the aerodynamic shape of lifting surfaces, resulting in degraded, if not total loss of aircraft control. Accurate icing forecasts are extremely important to each aircrew. This FYI is a refresher on icing and its effects on aviation, along with a review of icing analysis and forecasting techniques.

Subject Categories:

  • Aerodynamics
  • Snow, Ice and Permafrost

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE