Pilot Blames ‘Atmospheric Force’
Federal Official Investigates Sunday Airplane Crash
Posted: March 12, 2013 at 5 a.m.
ROGERS — An investigator from the Federal Aviation Administration was in Rogers on Monday to determine what caused a single-engine airplane to crash Sunday night, according to airport officials.
At A Glance
What Is A Microburst?
A microburst is a downdraft (sinking air) in a thunderstorm that is less than 2.5 miles in scale. Some microbursts can pose a threat to life and property, but all microbursts pose a significant threat to aviation. Although microbursts are not as widely recognized as tornadoes, they can cause comparable, and in some cases, worse damage than some tornadoes produce. Wind speeds as high as 150 mph are possible in extreme microburst cases.
Source: National Weather Service
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