Plane Crash Crew Saw Ice On Wings
February 14, 2009
Investigators say ice may have have contributed to the crash of a US plane that landed a house in New York state, killing 50 people.
Recordings on black box flight recorders recovered from the scene revealed pilots had been concerned about ice building up on the wings as they approached.
“The crew discussed significant ice build-up – ice on the windshield and leading edges of the wings,” said investigator Steven Chealander of the National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB).