Kikko19 wrote:I wonder why weather radars cannot prevent these encounters with hailstorms. Is technology lacking yet this part?
11C wrote:Kikko19 wrote:I wonder why weather radars cannot prevent these encounters with hailstorms. Is technology lacking yet this part?
Weather radar cannot detect hail, but it is very good at detecting the weather systems that are likely to create hail. This is where judgement comes into play. When you decide to penetrate a severe weather system you are essentially tossing dice at the craps table.
Is it the captain (or other crew) which decides whether to go or stay in such cases? Can the airport authorities refuse permission for a departure? In retrospect this EK departure should have been delayed.
oldJoe wrote:DaCubbyBearBar wrote:Plane got hit pretty good…. That is going to be out of service for a day or 2
better than a write-off
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