Icing on aircraft


Icing causes deterioration of the aircraft's aerodynamic characteristics, flight performance, stability and controllability. It also increases frontal drag; can interfere with the operation of engines, navigational instruments and radio equipment; and can lead to a crash.


A US commercial plane crash killing 27 people in March 1992 was the result of severe icing on the aircraft's wings.

Related Problems:
Unsafe aircraft
Air accidents
Related UN Sustainable Development Goals:
GOAL 9: Industry, Innovation and InfrastructureGOAL 12: Responsible Consumption and Production
Problem Type:
E: Emanations of other problems
Date of last update
04.10.2020 – 22:48 CEST