WHEN the US Air flight 1016 crashed in
1994 in Charlotte, North Carolina, air
traffic controllers knew more about the
weather conditions than did the plane's
crew. This has led the committee of
National Research Council to conclude
that air traffic controllers should
exercise more caution about allowing
aircrafts to fly in or near hazardous
weather. Said committee chairperson,
Albert I Kaebn It, "Clearly pilots, their
passengers and the airline inch
benefit when pilots get the best weg
The committee has forwarded s suggestions to the Federal Avia Administration which include: deve ing.a training programme to imp practical meteorological skills of p and air traffic controllers, cocoura the use of latest technology availab obtain a more consistent view of wc er conditions and achieving a conse between the various agencies conce, including government agencies and vate weather services.
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