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TSB Issues Safety Alert on Cockpit Weather Radar Displays

August 3, 2012

On June 19, the National Transportation Safety Board issued a safety alert to warn pilots that the age indicator of weather radar images displayed in the cockpit can be misleading. The safety alert warns that the actual age of the displayed data may be as much as 15 to 20 minutes old, potentially causing serious safety hazards to aircraft operating near fast-moving weather systems.

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