Crosswind Dangers at DIA

Number 27134
Subject Airports
Source KDVR - Fox 31 (Denver, CO)
State
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.
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Keywords air; traffic; control; denver; wind; Philip Meyer entry
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