Rapid Icing Response: Similar Encounters With Different Outcomes

Outboard section right wing
Outboard section right wing, lodged in tree
Credit: NTSB
When winter arrives, as it soon will in the Northern Hemisphere and where it can linger, aviators need to become hyper alert for conditions that invite ice formation aloft. Given the right combination of temperature, moisture content, airfoil design and crew action, the result can be sudden...

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