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TOO HOT TO FLY: Increasing heat might ground planes

Monday 17 Jul 17 10:00am

Growing heat may make it impossible for aircraft to leave the ground fully laden | Bill Abbott


By TIM RADFORD | US scientists have just added a new dimension of horror to the modern airport experience: global warming could take heat wave temperatures to the point where it becomes simply too hot to fly.

And as the mercury rises, those aircraft that are cleared for takeoff may have been forced to disembark a dozen protesting passengers, to lighten the load and get the rest of them safely off the ground.

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