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How Weather Might Have Caused Crash

By Jack Williams ©2015

Most news stories about the June 1 crash of Air France Flight 447 into the Atlantic Ocean mention that it was flying through an area of thunderstorms when it went down, but these stories leave readers hungry for more information. The crash has also left many reporters, producers, and editors hungry for the weather knowledge they can use as they try... »

Background: Lightning and Airplanes

By Jack Williams ©2015

Monday's disappearance of an Air France Airbus 330 over the Atlantic Ocean has led to speculation that it was hit by lightning. While it’s possible that lightning could have been involved in the crash, reporters and commentators shouldn’t jump to this conclusion. When... »