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      02-13-2009, 07:40 PM   #37
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Quote:
Originally Posted by Jammin Jason View Post
you'd think not flying a plane during a blizzard (cold/icy condition) is COMMON SENSE
Here we go again...
1) THere were no "blizard" conditions -- light snow in area
2) the OAT was not extreme, but withing icing favorable range
3) There was some icing reported between 6000 and 3500' AGL, 1/4", but nothing serious ////CORRECTION -- THe jet behing Embraer 190 reported significant icing 20 miles south...

I have seen MUCH MUCH worse conditions that are completely OK to fly...

This accident probably has the icing involved, but other factors (bank, auto pilot disengage, flaps out (slow down), gear down (slow down)...) all occured at about this time...