AN ANALYSIS OF THREE WEATHER-RELATED AIRCRAFT ACCIDENTS

Two aircraft accidents in 1975, one at John F. Kennedy International Airport at New York City on June 24 and the other at Stapleton International Airport at Denver on August 7, were examined in detail. The third accident on June 23, 1976 at Philadelphia International Airport is being investigated. All accidents occurred as aircraft, either descending or climbing, lost altitude while experiencing strong wind shear inside downburst cells.

  • Corporate Authors:

    University of Chicago

    Satellite and Mesometeorology Research Project
    Chicago, IL  USA  60637

    National Aeronautics and Space Administration

    600 Independence Avenue, SW
    Washington, DC  USA  20546

    National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration

    Atmospheric Physics and Chemistry Laboratory
    Boulder, CO  USA  80302
  • Authors:
    • Fujita, T T
    • CARACENA, F
  • Publication Date: 1977-4

Media Info

  • Pagination: 44 p.

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00174694
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: National Technical Information Service
  • Report/Paper Numbers: SMRP-RP-145 Res Paper, NOAA-77101302
  • Contract Numbers: NGR-10-001-008, NOAA-04-4-158-1
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Mar 14 1978 12:00AM