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David Learmont: Bad weather the wildcard that all pilots learn to fear

David Learmont

Published 11/02/2011 | 05:00

An air accident investigator stands on top of the twisted remains of the crashed Metroliner aircraft at Cork Airport yesterday
An air accident investigator stands on top of the twisted remains of the crashed Metroliner aircraft at Cork Airport yesterday

FOR aviators and mariners alike, bad weather remains a hazard, and even the most advanced technology available today does not enable aeroplanes and ships to be operated as if the elements are of no consequence.

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Storms, despite technology, remain powerful and dangerous, able to toss aeroplanes and ships around like corks.

Fog, like that at Cork Airport yesterday, brings the insidious risks with which motorists are familiar.

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