Photo: New Icing Warning System for U.S. Airplanes Debuts



The nose of a research aircraft shows heavy icing after an experimental flight. Beginning today, U.S. pilots will have more reliable information on the probability of encountering dangerous icing—an airborne condition that has caused hundreds of plane-crash fatalities—thanks to upgrades in the warning system known as the Current Icing Project.

Photograph courtesy NASA Glenn Research Center


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