Do they t/o with landing lights off? Because I was on EHAM tonght, and I only heard planes, did see nothing. Also landing planes were all lights off... Is that normal? I guess its because the will blind theirselves with it...
Bright lights and fog create a refelction that can make it very hard to see, and the pilots may have had that problem. The light is reflected off of the water in the fog. This is the same reason that you are not supposed to drive in fog with your high beams on.
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