• Short Summary

    WASHINGTON & CLEVELAND, USA

    A common cause of air crashes is crippling ice formation on aircraft.

  • Description

    (January 13, 1982) VISLIB (MUTE)
    1. GV Night scene: Boat pulling body from river. (2 SHOTS) 0.16
    2. GV & SV Wreckage of plane. (2 SHOTS) 0.21
    3. GV & SV Helicopter hovers above as wreckage is retrieved. (3 SHOTS) 0.35
    4. GV Divers retrieving belongings. (3 SHOTS) 0.59
    NASA (SOUND)
    5. SV Operator turns on ice in test tunnel. (5 SHOTS) 1.26
    6. SV Iced-up aircraft segment. 1.31
    7. GV Operators analyzing iced segment. 1.35
    8. CU & GVs Test aircraft. (3 SHOTS) 1.43
    InitialsCC/JRS


    Script is copyright Reuters Limited. All rights reserved

    Background: WASHINGTON & CLEVELAND, USA

    A common cause of air crashes is crippling ice formation on aircraft. On January 13, 1982, an Air Florida jetliner crashed into Washington's Potomac River, killing 78 people. The crash happened during a snowstorm, and reinforced the theory that accumulations of ice on the wings were responsible. Work on the problem of ice formation is being carried out at the National Aeronautics Space Administration (NASA) centre in Cleveland. The heart of this research is a unique refrigerated test tunnel capable of simulating the icing conditions an aircraft is likely to encounter. The temperature in the tunnel is brought down to minus 30 degrees centigrade. Once a test has been run, newly-developed computer techniques are used to evaluate results. New and better ice protection systems for aircraft are now being developed as a direct result of this research.

    Source: REUTERS LIBRARY AND NATIONAL AERONAUTICS SPACE ADMINISTRATION

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    Film ID:
    VLVA26R2U41JNAB1W4NZ3FG352ZUK
    Media URN:
    VLVA26R2U41JNAB1W4NZ3FG352ZUK
    Group:
    Reuters - Source to be Verified
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    31/03/1983
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Colour
    Duration:
    00:01:43:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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