Crosswind Dangers at DIA

Number 27134
Subject Airports
Source KDVR - Fox 31 (Denver, CO)
Year 2015
Publication Date January 29th, 2015
Summary Denver International Airport control tower operators have been putting passenger safety in jeopardy on about one thousand flights a year by green-lighting take-offs in high crosswind conditions without warning pilots. A commercial jetliner crashed and burned in 2008 as a result of crosswinds at DIA, but despite that event, the FAA refuses to change its procedures.
Category Philip Meyer Contest entry
Keywords air; traffic; control; denver; wind; Philip Meyer entry
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