AA737-823 From United States of America, joined Mar 2000, 6112 posts, RR: 11
Reply 1, posted (10 years 6 months 3 weeks 2 days 7 hours ago) and read 2598 times:
I doubt it. Ice typically forms ON the window- littly pretty crystals. But not a big chunk under the plastic trim.
I bet I know what she saw... the foil on the insulation is shiney, and I could see how it would LOOK LIKE ice.
But otherwise, I can think of no way for any amount of water to be retained there to form ice- it would have melted on the ground. And run into the belly of the plane, too, come to think of it.
Hisham From Lebanon, joined Aug 1999, 701 posts, RR: 10
Reply 2, posted (10 years 6 months 3 weeks 2 days 5 hours ago) and read 2457 times:
I've taken this photo with ice covering the fuselage. A pilot told me that this is not a problem because it doesn't affect the controls of the aircraft. All the critical parts of the aircraft have anti-freeze systems.