Ground Icing - US Reports

The contemporary experience with ground icing has provided some hard lessons, leading over the past twenty years to a much more robust set of defenses against these types of accidents. While Air Florida is perhaps the best known, it was the accidents of USAir 405 and Continental 1713, coupled with the Dryden Fokker accident in Canada, that really spurred the changes we are familiar with today.

Nonetheless, attempts are still made to takeoff with ice or frost contamination, with the same disastrous outcome.
GROUND ICING - US REPORTS

Allegheny 561

Mohawk/Frakes 298
Clarksburg, West Virginia
February 12, 1979
GROUND ICING - US REPORTS

Air Florida 90

Boeing 737
Washington, DC
January 13, 1982
GROUND ICING - US REPORTS

Pilgrim 35

Fokker F-27
New York, New York
January 13, 1984
GROUND ICING - US REPORTS

Continental 1713

Douglas DC-9-14
Denver, Colorado
November 15, 1987
GROUND ICING - US REPORTS

Ryan 590

Douglas DC-9-15
Cleveland, Ohio
February 17, 1991
GROUND ICING - US REPORTS

USAir 405

Fokker F-28 Mk. 4000
New York, New York
March 22, 1992
GROUND ICING - US REPORTS

N873G

Bombardier CL-600
Montrose, Colorado
November 28, 2004
GROUND ICING - US REPORTS

C-FAGA

Cessna 208 Caravan
Pelee Island, Ontario
January 17, 2004
GROUND ICING - US REPORTS

N207TA

Cessna 208B Caravan
Lewiston, Maine
December 20, 2001
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