Problem

Icing on aircraft

Nature:

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.

Incidence:

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
Aggravates:
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
23.09.2019 – 15:32 CEST