Controllers have helped countless pilots circumnavigate dangerous weather. Indeed, this pilot-controller partnership is a fundamental element in severe weather avoidance in the air traffic control radar environment in the United States. Yet, despite what surely must be millions of successful exercises by this partnership, every once in a while the system breaks down. Such is the case in the incident we'll review this month. The airplane involved was a Beech B100 King Air (N729MS) owned ...

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